AGING_STUDENT_COPY

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Aging SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Biologic Aging Body peaks in young adulthood Then starts to lose: Muscle and bone mass Subcutaneous tissue under skin Taste, smell, vision, hearing Circulation Sexual function Short-term memory Little loss of problem-solving if practiced
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Psychological Aging Integrity is developmental task “Life review” Retirement a recent concept with industrialism 1900 – 1 year Today – 17 years ½ men retire at 62
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Psychological People experience empty nest syndrome More today than in the past Women can expect to experience widowhood 2/3 of women over 75 (men are older; women live longer) 45% live alone
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Social Aging Change social groups Change source of income Change friends May move to smaller home, apartment
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Applies to all age groups: adolescents seen as rebellious Prejudice and discrimination against the older age minority group. Bad drivers
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 200m taught by Professor Albright during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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