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CHFD 3710 Each theory contains a set of assumptions about people and the world Gerontologists need other theories, like modernization theory or political economy theory, to understand social change and social policy. The study of gerontological theories show the scope of gerontological research and the ways that gerontologists think about aging Gerontologists use at least two types of theory: micro-level theories and macro-level theories Micro-level theories describe people and their relationships Macro-level theories look at social institutions(like the family),social systems(like health care or housing), and whole societies Modernization theory serves as an example of a macro-level theory The interpretive perspective most often focuses on the micro-level of social life. It looks at how people relate to one another, how they define situations, and how they create social order Symbolic interactionists study how symbols like clothing, body language, and written
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course CHFD 3710 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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