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The many faces of dependency in old age / Margret M.Baltes

Baltes, Margret M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1996Description: 186p.ISBN: 052149804X.Subject(s): Age -- Psychology | Aged -- Care -- Psychological aspects | Dependency(Psychology)in old age | Ancianos -- Cuidado | Ancianos -- Psicología | Envejecimiento -- Aspectos psicológicos
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Margret Baltes, a major researcher in gerontology, challenges the view that dependence is a negative and unnecessary consequence of aging. In this important volume, she presents her theory of learned dependency based on twenty years of research, which holds that dependency plays an important role in successful aging and is a resourceful adaptation to aging losses. This book attempts to correct the bias toward the virtues of independence over the vicissitudes of dependence, a predominantly North American view. It stresses that dependencies are not always dysfunctions, representing loss. Baltes also incorporates European, Japanese and feminist ideas about juxtaposing individuality and connectedness in the mature adult.

Includes bibliographical references and index

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • l1 Introduction
  • l2 What is dependency
  • l3 Behavioral dependency in old age
  • l4 Empirical research program on behavioral dependency: summary of theoretical and methodological framework
  • l5 Observational research in institutional settings
  • l6 Generalization of interaction patterns
  • l7 Expectations and attributions
  • l8 Behavioral dependency and successful aging
  • l9 Conclusions and implications

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