Communication and the Aging Process: Interaction throughout the Life Cycle focuses on the process of development from infancy through old age, particularly noting the value of communication, social interaction, and social networks. The manuscript first offers information on development throughout the life cycle, as well as models of development, crisis and change, and methodology. The text then discusses communicative interaction and origins of communication, including interpersonal cognition, social interaction, caretaker-child interaction, communication between children, and language development. The book surveys adolescence and adulthood, psychological characteristics of the aged, and social world of the aged. Personality and morale, retirement and widowhood, attitudes toward the aged, and norms and rules are discussed. The manuscript also takes a look at the social networks of the aged and communicative interaction and the aged. Concerns include family, neighbors, friends, misperceptions between generations, and thought process and communication. The text is a vital source of data for readers interested in the study of life cycle.
Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Development Throughout the Life Cycle Models of Development The Life Cycle Crisis and Change Methodology A Note on Sex Differences and the Life Cycle A Note on Socialization and the Life Cycle Chapter 2 Communicative Interaction Interpersonal Cognition Social Interaction Communication Chapter 3 Origins of Communication Caretaker-Child Interaction Language Development A Note on Baby Talk Egocentrism Communication Between Children Chapter 4 An Overview of Adolescence and Adulthood Adolescence Adulthood Chapter 5 Psychological Characteristics of the Aged Who are the Aged? Biology Cognition Personality and Morale Chapter 6 The Social World of the Aged Attitudes Toward the Aged Norms and Roles The Environment Retirement and Widowhood Chapter 7 The Social Networks of the Aged Family Neighbors Friends The Mass Media Chapter 8 Communicative Interaction and the Aged Chapter 9 A Final Note: Communication Throughout the Life Cycle Bibliography Name Index Subject Index About the Author
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- © Pergamon 1979
- 1st January 1979
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