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Handbook of Theories of Aging, Second Edition
The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The ...more
Hardcover, 816 pages
Published October 27th 2008 by Springer Publishing Company
(first published November 1st 1998)
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It isn't necessarily fair to apply a star rating to a textbook, especially a handbook with so many contributors. However, for my personal Goodreads account I want to document that I read every grueling page of this nearly 800 page text. As with any handbook, some of the chapters are better written than others. From an editing perspective, I was surprised by the choice to include a handful of chapters that were highly critical of research represented in other chapters within the book, but that ...more