Life Course Perspective of Aging
You only grow old on the outside- physical appearance
You do not grow old on the inside
o Social construction of aging- stepping stones (graduation, marriage, kids,
Chronological age vs. age identification
28 March 2012
A major concern for the general population today is that of aging. Many have a
fear of this inescapable process and do not know how to deal with it. Lifespan
Tell me about your childhood, family and school life.
Charles grew up in Wisconsin. He had a very conservative family, both politically
and religiously. They went to a Lutheran church his entire life. Originally Charles
had planned to be a minis
February 8, 2012
Growing Old in a New Age:
The Myths and Realities of Aging
Aging is a concept that many find they have trouble coming to terms with. In
some ways this leads to ageism, which is discrimination aga
Geography 1000 Introduction to Geography
Geographic Information Technologies
Different geographic information technologies have been developed over the past fifty years that have
had a major impact on geographic study. These technologies hav
You may recall this module expects you to accomplish the following four learning
Compare and contrast terms related to gender such as: gender, gender
identity, and gender expression.
Gender discrimination has come quite a way in the p
POST 1: (POST 2 below)
How do both biology and anthropology contribute to our understanding of what the
family is? What does anthropology tell us about families that biology does not?
While biology and anthropology are two separate fields of study, yet th
Journal Entry 1
Write a 200-word entry about the film An Andalusian Dog. The point of this entry is to
convey your initial reaction to the film in the context of the topics and ideas
discussed in this modules lecture, and therefore you have a lot of freed
Geography 1000 Introduction to Geography
Climate and Human Settlement
We know that climate is a major control on living organisms and societies and their spatial
distribution. After reading the section in Chapter 2 on the different climate r
4 October 2011
Stereotyping the Aging Man: The Truth Behind the Misconceptions
Though certain truths cannot be denied, stereotypes of the aging man are an
inaccurate account of the aging process. The bel
Aging Issues in American Society:
Senior Addiction to Prescription Medication
University of Connecticut
In todays society, there are a plethora of issues faced by the elderly population.
Problems such as elder abuse, poverty, and the ad
Disability Prevention in Older Adults
April 18, 2012
The article, Risk factors for disability in older persons over 3-year follow-up, explores
the quality of life of aging individuals. It states that th
September 6, 2011
Why are older women missing from womens studies?
o Reproductive issues, workplace inequality, multicultural issues
o Gerontology is a small field
o Aging body
Three major demographic shifts
o Shift in aging p
September 13, 2011
How does societys views on aging men affect their behavior and health?
o If hurt, they will be less likely to seek medical attention
o Doing so would undermine their masculinity
September 27, 2011
Family, Role Identity, and Social Change
Females put more emotion into caregiving
o Instrumental- provide tangible goods (money)
o Appraisal- provide feedback
Men more likely to provide tangible
October 4, 2011
announcements = exam Tuesday, review sheet posted on Husky CT
class cancelled for October 18
watched a video on social roles and relationships between older adults;
portrayed how aging adults have multiple support systems
October 25, 2011
Announcements- Exam and paper grades posted on HuskyCT. Professor Harvey will not
be handing back the exams, if you would like to see your exam she is on campus
Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Notes from the readings (discussion
Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Culture;
Social Support and Social Networks
Cruikshank, Chapter 7- Gender, Class and Ethnicity
Gender, class, and ethnicity determine how well Americans age.
o Older women are more likely to be poorer than older men, an
Age identification- age is not just a number but a social construct; the
circumstances under which people attach age labels to themselves and the
consequences of those labels; an age category.
Age differentiation- certain roles and behaviors
1. Discuss the issue of over medicating adults and debate
the issues associated with this phenomenon.
2. Discuss the factors that contribute to healthy physical
aging and consider the implications for population aging in
the United States.