Communication and the Aging Process

Communication and the Aging Process

Interaction Throughout the Life Cycle

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Lois M. Tamir
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153353

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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.

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  • Contents





    Chapter 1 Development Throughout the Life Cycle

    Models of Development

    The Life Cycle

    Crisis and Change


    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


    Chapter 3 Origins of Communication

    Caretaker-Child Interaction

    Language Development

    A Note on Baby Talk


    Communication Between Children

    Chapter 4 An Overview of Adolescence and Adulthood



    Chapter 5 Psychological Characteristics of the Aged

    Who are the Aged?



    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




    The Mass Media

    Chapter 8 Communicative Interaction and the Aged

    Chapter 9 A Final Note: Communication Throughout the Life Cycle


    Name Index

    Subject Index

    About the Author

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  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153353

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Lois M. Tamir

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