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by James E. Birren,Suresh I. S. Rattan,Victor W. Marshall,Thomas R. Cole,David Solomon,Edward J. Masoro,K Warner Schaie,Gloria Gutman

  • ISBN: 0122268601
  • Category: Other
  • Author: James E. Birren,Suresh I. S. Rattan,Victor W. Marshall,Thomas R. Cole,David Solomon,Edward J. Masoro,K Warner Schaie,Gloria Gutman
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (August 23, 1996)
  • Pages: 1474 pages
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which ar. .

In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia.

Well written and accurate. I thought it was an excellent discussion of the problems of aging and autonomic function. Well-organized, concise, and interesting.

He assembled an international group of 150 scholars to write the 139 signed articles that appear in the two volumes. The articles are arranged alphabetically. Well written and accurate. -ARTHUR LOEWY, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

James E. Birren is currently Associate Director of the Center on Aging at the University of. Birren is currently Associate Director of the Center on Aging at the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as an adjunct professor in medicine, psychiatry, and biobehavioral sciences. He is also professor emeritus of gerontology and psychology at the University of Southern California. He is the discoverer of the ageing-modulatory effects of kinetin and zeatin, which are now used in several skin care products.

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This encyclopedia provides a reference source for identifying major areas of investigation and our knowledge to date. Prepared for a college- and professional-level readership, each article provides depth and breadth of coverage, including theory and summaries of empirical findings.

Hardcover ISBN: 9780121012649. Paperback ISBN: 9780121012656. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. Birren (April 4, 1918 – January 15, 2016) was one of the founders of the organized field of gerontology. He was a past president of The Gerontological Society of America, and author of over 250 publications. Birren was born on April 4, 1918. Birren was born on April 4, 1918 in Chicago. With the original intent to study engineering, Birren enrolled in Wright Junior College to study technical subjects.

16. Aging and the Cerebral Microvasculature: Clinical Implications and Potential Therapeutic Interventions - Farzaneh A. Sorond and Lewis A. Lipsitz. 17. Aging and Insulin Secretion - Jeffrey B. Halter. 18. Cardiovascular Effects of Aging in Primates - Gender Differences - Hongyu Qiu, Christophe Depre, Dorothy E. Vatner, and Stephen F. Vatner. In 1990, he received the Geriatric Leadership Academic Award from the National Institute on Aging and the Robert W. Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Edited by James Birren, one of the world's leading researchers in gerontology, this two-volume work is the most comprehensive work on age, aging, and the aged available. This entirely new encyclopedia covers the latest research on the biology, psychology, and sociology of aging in addition to covering how aging is depicted in the humanities. This dynamic field has grown over the years to encompass fascinating studies of development and change with age. This encyclopedia provides a reference source for identifying major areas of investigation and our knowledge to date. Prepared for a college- and professional-level readership, each article provides depth and breadth of coverage, including theory and summaries of empirical findings. Every article contains a definition paragraph, describing the subject at hand, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, and a bibliography of suggested readings. The set is fully cross-referenced and contains a complete subject index.Biology--molecular and cellular aging; physiology and neurobiology of agingPsychology--how aging affects sensation, perception, learning, and memorySocial sciences--home care, quality of life, economics of an aging populationHealth science--epidemiology, mental health, Alzheimers, AIDSHumanities--characterization of aging in research, literature, and film; perceptions of the aged

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