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Discussion 1

An Interdisciplinary Model of Aging [WLOs: 1, 4] [CLOs: 2, 4]

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Based on the assigned readings, discuss at least three reasons why an interdisciplinary model of aging is needed. Include in your discussion an analysis of interdisciplinary theories in comparison to existing single model theories for aging. Respond by Day 3. Post should be at least 300 words.

 

Discussion 2

Aging, Health, and the Environment [WLOs: 1, 4] [CLOs: 2, 4]

Read the article by Satariano, W. A., “Aging, Health, and the Environment: An Ecological Model.” Briefly summarize the theory’s major focus, concepts, and principles. Next, critically evaluate and discuss the strengths and weaknesses associated with the ecological model of aging proposed by the author. Respond by Day 3. Post should be at least 300 words.

 

Required Resources

Text

Bengtson, V. L., Gans, D., Putney, N. M., & Silverstein, M. (Eds.). (2016).  Handbook of theories of aging  (3rd ed.). Springer.

· Chapter 4: The Psychology of Aging

· Chapter 5: How Theories Became Social: Emergence of the Sociology of Aging

· Chapter 6: Social Movements and Social Knowledges: Gerontological Theory in Research, Policy, and Practice

Book

Satariano, W. A. (2006). com/samples/0763726559/samplechapter02.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”> Aging, health, and the environment: An ecological model (Links to an external site.) . In W. A. Satariano, Epidemiology of aging (pp. 39-84). Jones & Bartlett. Retrieved from http://www.jblearning.com/samples/0763726559/samplechapter02.pdf

 

 

Recommended Resources

Book

Hooyman, N. R., & Kiyak, H. A. (2011). The growth of social gerontology. In R. N. Hooyman, & H. A. Kiyak (Eds.), Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective (9th ed., pp. 1-42). Prentice Hall.

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