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HUMN 8815 Introduction to Dimensions of Contemporary Aging: Welcome & Course Readings

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HUMN 8815 Course Readings

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Beaty, D. D. (2015). Approaches to Death and Dying: A cultural comparison of Turkey and the United States. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 70(3), 301–316. 

Boswell, S. S. (2012). Predicting trainee ageism using knowledge, anxiety, compassion, and contact with older adults. Educational Gerontology, 38(11), 733–741. 

Buffel, T., McGarry, P., Phillipson, C., De Donder, L., Dury, S., De Witte, N., & ... Verté, D. (2014). Developing age-friendly cities: Case studies from Brussels and Manchester and implications for policy and practice. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 26(1/2), 52–72.

Carreon, D., & Noymer, A. (2011). Health-related quality of life in older adults: Testing the double jeopardy hypothesis. Journal of Aging Studies, 25(4), 371–379.

Chan, A. (2005). Aging in Southeast and East Asia: Issues and policy directions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 20(4), 269–284. 

Fealy, G., McNamara, M., Treacy M. P., & Lyons, I. (2012). Constructing ageing and age identities: A case study of newspaper discourses. Ageing & Society, 32(1), 85–102.

Fernandes, R., Osarch, S., Bell, C., Flynn, B., Nguyen, L., Abad, M., & ... Masaki, K. (2013). Aging and caregiving in the Republic of Palau. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 28(2), 167–180. 

Fitzgerald, K. G., & Caro, F. G. (2014). An overview of age-friendly cities and communities around the world. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 26(1/2), 1–18.

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I., Hyun-Jun, K., Barkan, S. E., Muraco, A., & Hoy-Ellis, C. P. (2013). Health disparities among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual older adults: Results from a population-based study. American Journal of Public Health, 103(10), 1802–1809. 

Fuller-Iglesias, H., Smith, J., & Antonucci, T. C. (2009). Theories of aging from a life-course and life-span perspective. Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 29 3–25.

Gendron, T., Maddux, S., Krinsky, L., White, J., Lockeman, K., Metcalfe, Y., & Aggarwal, S. (2013). Cultural competence training for healthcare professionals working with LGBT older adults. Educational Gerontology, 39(6), 454–463.

Hongtu, C., Levkoff, S., & Kleinman, A. (2014). Contextual knowledge: From globalization to global aging. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 39(2), 141–158.

Howie, L. O., Troutman-Jordan, M., & Newman, A. M. (2014). Social support and successful aging in assisted living residents. Educational Gerontology, 40(1), 61–70.

Huber, L., & Watson, C. (2014). Technology: Education and training needs of older adults. Educational Gerontology, 40(1), 16–25.

Lapierre, S., Erlangsen, A., Waern, M., De Leo, D., Oyama, H., Scocco, P., & ... Quinnett, P. (2011). A systematic review of elderly suicide prevention programs. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 32(2), 88–98.

Lehning, A. J. (2014). Local and regional governments and age-friendly communities: A case study of the San Francisco Bay Area. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 26(1/2), 102–116. 

Lundgren, A. S., & Ljuslinder, K. (2011). ''The baby-boom is over and the ageing shock awaits'': Populist media imagery in news-press representations of population ageing. International Journal of Ageing & Later Life, 6(2), 39–71.

Lusardi, A. (2012). Financial literacy and financial decision-making in older adults. Generations, 36(2), 25–32. 

Nguyen, S., Tirrito, T. S., & Barkley, W. M. (2014). Fear as a predictor of life satisfaction in retirement in Canada. Educational Gerontology, 40(2), 102–122.

Sanders, M. J., O'Sullivan, B., DeBurra, K., & Fedner, A. (2013). Computer training for seniors: An academic-community partnership. Educational Gerontology, 39(3), 179–193.

Silverstein, M., & Giarrusso, R. (2010). Aging and family life: A decade review. Journal of Marriage & Family, 72(5), 1039–1058. 

Other Readings

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