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Women and Aging Transcending the Myths (Women and Psychology) by Linda R. Gannon

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


  • Child & developmental psychology,
  • Elderly,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Geriatrics,
  • Psychology Of Women,
  • Psychology,
  • General,
  • Gerontology,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • Psychopathology - Addiction,
  • Older women,
  • Physiology,
  • Sexism,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9427511M
ISBN 100415169097
ISBN 109780415169097

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Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality, and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper. According to Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, author of The Power of Women (), aging could be good for women as general life satisfaction increases with age. In a study of more than 1, women from San Francisco Bay, Nolen-Hoeksema reports signs of the benefits of aging, with feelings of loneliness lower for women aged 45 to 55 and 65 to 75 compared to younger people aged 25 to In Aging in Women Linda Gannon redresses the balance. From a feminist perspective, she critically reviews current research and provides a more comprehensive analysis of the psychological effects of 2/5(1). Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today’s society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations.

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