Higher Education

Aging, the Individual, and Society, 10th Edition

  • Susan M. Hillier Sonoma State University
  • Georgia M. Barrow Santa Rosa Junior College
  • ISBN-10: 1285746619  |  ISBN-13: 9781285746616
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 1999
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $196.50
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About

Overview

Updated throughout with relevant new examples, research, and photos, AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. This accessible text combines academic research with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually in the material. Activities offer many opportunities for experiential learning.

Features and Benefits

  • Fieldwork Suggestions (at the end of each chapter) are designed to increase students' interaction with senior citizens and help them apply the chapter material.
  • End-of-chapter summaries, key learning concepts, and questions for discussion help students review and retain important ideas.
  • Suggested Internet Activities provide students with opportunities to further explore and reinforce their understanding of topics discussed in the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Aging in America.
2. Stereotypes and Images.
3. Social and Psychological Theories in Later Life Development.
4. Physical Health and Well Being.
5. Mental Health.
6. Friends, Family, and Community.
7. Intimacy and Sexuality.
8. Work and Leisure.
9. Finances and Lifestyles.
10. Living Environments.
11. The Oldest Old and Caregiving.
12. Special Problems.
13. Women and Ethnic Groups.
14. Death and Dying.
15. Politics, Policies, and Programs.
Internet Information Resources.
References.
Photo Credits.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • Thoroughly updated with new topics, timely examples, and recent research, the tenth edition is also reorganized for a more effective sequence of learning material. A fresh new photo program and relevant new quotes help students relate to the material.
  • Learning Objectives have been added to the end-of-chapter material, and each chapter is written with the objectives in mind. Upon completion of the book, students will have been systematically introduced to the major multidisciplinary factors of aging in America.
  • Greater integration of global issues reflects how the well being of American citizens is linked to the well being of people around the world. While it is beyond the scope of the text to elaborate extensively on global issues, cross-national topics are integrated and addressed in assignments and discussion questions. For instance, Chapter 10 compares cross-cultural and cross-national patterns in housing preferences and living arrangements for older adults, and Chapter 14 explores the universal emotion of grief.
  • This edition updates and reinforces its links to policy, public will, and policy implementation. For instance, information on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid provides support for classroom discussion of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012. You will also find discussion of issues related to aging prison populations, elder abuse, and medical fraud (Ch. 12).
  • The Suggested Internet Activities have been revised and strengthened to provide a more in-depth interactive experience for students and instructors.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

ePack: eBook: Aging, the Individual, and Society, 10th + LMS Integrated to CourseReader 0-30: Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 130577549X | ISBN-13: 9781305775497

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  • eBook: Aging, the Individual, and Society
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285762967 | ISBN-13: 9781285762968)

The test bank includes approximately 40-50 multiple-choice, 20 true/false, 10 short-answer, and 5-10 essay questions for each text chapter, most with answers and page references.

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285763084 | ISBN-13: 9781285763088)

To help you organize your course and capture your students' attention, the Instructor's Manual includes chapter focus statements, key learning objectives, lecture outlines, in-class discussion questions, class activities, student handouts, extensive lists of reading and online resources, and suggested Internet sites and activities.

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1285763149 | ISBN-13: 9781285763149)

These Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture, by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285978161 | ISBN-13: 9781285978161)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from the book's test bank as well as multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CourseReader 0-30: Sociology Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111482640 | ISBN-13: 9781111482640)

COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Access a rich collection of thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. Each selection includes a descriptive introduction that puts it into historical context, and every selection is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key points. This easy to use solution allows you to select exactly the content you need for your courses, and to customize it for your students’ use. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and downloadable MP3 audio files for each reading. You have the freedom to assign and customize individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is the perfect complement to any class.

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COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Access a rich collection of thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. Each selection includes a descriptive introduction that puts it into historical context, and every selection is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key points. This easy to use solution allows you to select exactly the content you need for your courses, and to customize it for your students’ use. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and downloadable MP3 audio files for each reading. You have the freedom to assign and customize individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is the perfect complement to any class.

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CourseReader Unlimited: Sociology Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680760 | ISBN-13: 9781111680763)

COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY allows you to create a fully customized online reader in minutes. Access a rich collection of thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections from multiple disciplines. Each selection includes a descriptive introduction that puts it into historical context, and every selection is further supported by both critical-thinking and multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key points. This easy to use solution allows you to select exactly the content you need for your courses, and to customize it for your students’ use. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is loaded with convenient pedagogical features like highlighting, printing, note taking, and downloadable MP3 audio files for each reading. You have the freedom to assign and customize individualized content at an affordable price. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY is the perfect complement to any class.

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Student Supplements

CourseReader 0-30: Sociology Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111482640 | ISBN-13: 9781111482640)

Easy to use and affordable access to primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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CourseReader 0-60: Sociology Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680736 | ISBN-13: 9781111680732)

Easy to use and affordable access to primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

List Price = $135.00  | CengageBrain Price = $135.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.00

CourseReader Unlimited: Sociology Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111680760 | ISBN-13: 9781111680763)

Easy to use and affordable access to primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video selections for your courses with this customized online reader. COURSEREADER: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY helps you to stay organized and facilitates convenient access to course material, no matter where you are.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan M. Hillier

Susan Hillier is a former Coordinator of the Gerontology program at Sonoma State University. She holds a Ph.D in human development from the University of California, Davis.