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Psychological Effects of Aging Term Paper

… This study showed that regular attendance of religious service as seen in the African-American have an impact on mortality. Healthy behavior patterns in the form of exercising and nonsmoking were seen with the attendance of regular religious services and this reduced the mortality rate in these groups. The study went on to show that the thought processes in the African-Americans due to the influence of religion had a positive influence in the perceived self-control of health prevention and thus ultimately influencing health behavior. (Health Behavior of African-American Men)

REFERENCES

Booth, Evangeline. "Chapter 13: The Resiliency of Older Ethnic Minorities" Retrieved from http://www.accd.edu/sac/soci/gpimente/lecture.htm Accessed on March 20, 2005

"Chapter 1: The Growth of Social Gerontology" Retrieved from http://www.accd.edu/sac/soci/gpimente/lecture.htm Accessed on March 20, 2005

Plowden, Keith O.…. [read more]


Psychological Themes and Issues as a Person Ages Case Study

… Aging and the Elderly: The Case of "Mrs. a"

In understanding the process of aging and segment of the population that is the elderly, a case is developed to provide more in-depth information about the daily challenges and issues that the elderly usually encounter in their lives. While the case that will be presented may not be representative of the elderly group in the United States, the case of Mrs. A would at least provide context on the way aging individuals deal with their realities and increasing limitations, if there are any, in terms of their physical and social movement within their societies/communities.

Mrs a is 90 years old, and is a wife of a retired U.S. Army General. She has (4) children, two sons…. [read more]


Aging in the U.S. Culture Today Research Paper

… aging U.S. culture

Aging in U.S. Culture

The process of aging is an inherently difficult one. The natural decline of one's physical abilities, one's social independence and one's mental faculties is likely to converge with the transition to retirement, the loss of aging friends and the death of a spouse. Such dramatic and life-changing events are likely to carry extremely challenging emotional and psychological implications for those advancing in years. These events are only compounded by the cultural emphasis on youth that drives the American identity. Perhaps by virtue of our nation's relatively young age or by virtue of our particular mythologies about homesteading, pioneerism, athleticism and virility, we share a cultural tendency to place tragically little value on the elderly. Thus, in addition to…. [read more]


Aging and Advertising Image in Today's Modern Term Paper

… Aging and Advertising Image

In today's modern world, there are several products on the market designed to target aging populations. Skin creams, anti-aging pills, vitamins, hair regeneration lotions, and many other products imply that to look younger is to feel younger, and to feel younger is only possible through the use of medications designed to increase hormones, increase vital anti-aging chemicals in the body, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

These products, designed to promote self-esteem and confidence through a look of youth, neglect the important fact, however, that age is not simply a visual concept, but a physiological fact of life.

Relastin Skin Revitalizer ™ is one such anti-aging product currently on the market. An anti-aging cream, Relastin Skin Revitalizer ™ claims to increase…. [read more]


Efforts to Achieve Healthy Aging Thesis

… We are all used to "healthy eating" and "healthy drinking" with which consideration, food and drinks considered to be good for health are particularly stressed and listed for recommended consumption. To date, not only is healthy food and drink redefined, but other items are analyzed and labeled as being bad for health. Such "bad" items are not short of surprises, as for example, milk products, sugar, unsprouted grains, and alcoholic drinks, have been labeled as "bad" food. (Werbach, 2003) The rationale for such consideration is based on a new concept of food digestion which takes into consideration the possible occurrence of food allergy which could be sub-clinical. A food item traditionally taken as good, e.g. milk products, is likely to be the cause of sub-clinical…. [read more]


Psychological and Emotional Stress Experienced by Older Adults as a Result of Natural Disasters Term Paper

… ¶ … Psychological and Emotional Stress Experienced by Older Adults as a Result of Natural Disasters

The effect of natural disasters on the elderly has become a focus of research and concern in the last decade. One of the reasons for this is that the number of older people is on the increase nationally and worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that "...200 million of the 355 million people older than 65 years are in the developing world." (Care for the growing number of elderly people in developing countries needs to be addressed)

Studies have also focused on the fact that the elderly experience certain identifiable and particular stress factors and vulnerabilities in the face of natural disasters. "We must acknowledge that certain vulnerabilities exist…. [read more]


Aging Related Family Roles and Transitions Term Paper

… Aging-Related Family Roles and Transitions

As human beings, we need relationships and family connections not only for our physical and financial benefit, but also for our emotional and mental well-being. As we age, however, these relationships and our roles within them necessarily change, just like everything else in life. The effects and impacts of change and aging cannot be denied. They can, however, be managed with sufficient awareness and preparation. Some specific family relationship changes and transitions that relate to aging include the role as parent, as caregiver, and as spouse. Important factors to keep in mind include the fact that gender and marital status may play a role in one's experience of life in either a positive or negative way.

Throughout the different stages…. [read more]


Aging Workforce Essay

… First, the organization is likely to face difficulties in efficiency of its operations due to the new workplace design. These difficulties are likely to occur during the initial stages of the implementation of the new workplace design. Moreover, the difficulties are attributed to the probable resistance that is likely to occur from the workforce, especially younger employees. Secondly, changing the physical working environment is likely to result in huge costs or expenses for the organization. The extra costs or expenses are associated with the purchase of new equipments to promote training and the need for additional training. Third, there are safety issues that are likely to occur because as the workforce ages, people become increasingly susceptible to injury (Ip, 2011, p.29). The increased susceptibility to…. [read more]


Psychology of Aging of Whole Research Paper

… Aging on the other hand is about living, the changes experienced during the course of ones life and the relationship on the interdependency among different generations throughout life.

Theories about age finally have a focus on late life, which describe old age as both a medical, economic, social problem in terms of support and care.

In conclusions its important to no note that for one to achieve a healthy aging, the mind like any other body muscle must be exercised in a regular basis in order to grow and stay stronger, this can be achieved through interacting and meeting with friends, this in return will keep the person mentally and intellectually active hence keeping our mind young and healthy. Contrary to this, due to our…. [read more]


Social Gerontology Term Paper

… ¶ … successful aging. What do you think are its positive and negative features?

Generally, contemporary gerontologists and psychologists consider "successful aging" to be acceptance of the practical limitations of the many social, physical, and other consequences of advancing age that allows the individual to experience a satisfying life into the period of life ordinarily marked by retirement (Bearon, 1996). In principle, the contemporary theory of successful aging emphasizes the importance of relinquishing connections to areas of life that previously occupied the bulk of the individual's professional life and that, more often than not, played significant roles in the person's psychological identity. Other aspects of successful aging in the contemporary view include developing new interests that are not as limited by advancing age as well…. [read more]


Coping With Aging Book Review

… Coping With Ageing

It is a fact of life that everybody grows old, with all the drawbacks and difficulties that this could entail. Disease, frailty, and ultimate death is in all our futures as human beings. For these reasons, the negative effects of aging tends to be emphasized. The result tends to be that many attempt to stave off aging for as long as possible. This could be done by means of expensive creams, exercise programs, medical interventions, or even plastic surgery. The world is obsessed with staying as young as possible for as long as possible. And indeed, today's older people are much "younger" in terms of their looks and health than has ever been the case before. Hence, a book such as Coping…. [read more]


Aging Isn't Something That Is Unique Term Paper

… Aging isn't something that is unique to us in this youth-obsessed society, but it is only in the past hundred years or so that it has become normal (Stuart-Hamilton 2006). In the prehistoric era, old age was rare. Even up to the 17th century, only about 1% of the population was over the age of 65 (2006). In 1900, the life expectancy of a baby born in an industrialized country was 47-55 years of age; today that figure has risen by about 30 years (2006). What all of this means is that, if we are lucky, we all will age and we all will have to deal with the psychology of aging -- that is, how it is effecting us mentally and emotionally. This doesn't…. [read more]


Psychological Book Review: Scar Tissue Book Review

… The brother explores the physical nature of the disease, as a way of connecting with his increasingly disconnected mother. Rationalism is one way of dealing with grief, an alternative way to the philosophical and spiritual methods of memory deployed by the younger brother.

From a psychological perspective, the boys embody two different dichotomies within the profession -- should disease of the mind be treated with medicine or with analysis. The mother's condition and the older brother's perspective show that we as human beings are bodies, and the scars of the body affect the mind. However, the younger brother's suffering shows that the sense that humans are more than the physical also has a psychological component that must be addressed. The fact that the mother responds…. [read more]


Psychological Effects on Children Who Are Caretakers of a Parent With Dementia Thesis

… Psychological Effects on Children who are Caretakers of a Parent with Alzheimer's Disease

The Psychological Stress of Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is one of the worst diseases to plague mankind. It is degenerative in nature, leading to a complete loss of memory, self, and identity. The patient is forced to suffer the process of a mind slowly erasing all of its good memories. Yet, the patient is not the only one who suffers within the context of this degenerative disease. The caretakers of a patient with Alzheimer's must also suffer; they watch as their loved ones slowly forget who they are and all the good memories shared between families. Children of adult's suffering from Alzheimer's get hit the hardest. Caring for…. [read more]


Aging of the Body Research Paper

… Aging Body

The author bases his understanding of osteoporosis in humans on the research data from experiments with rodents, which shows estrogen deficiency triggers osteoclast activity. Increased osteoclast activity is another way of stating that bone is being resorbed or lost. When combined with a mild decrease in T cell tolerance to self-antigens, which is an immune response directed against one's own tissues, an autoimmune disorder affecting bone develops. The reason the author suspects this process is occurring is because the same process occurs in mothers immediately following delivery. Bone resorption is triggered by lower levels of estrogen, in order to supply sufficient calcium for the mother's milk.

Steps leading to atherosclerosis:

The inner walls of blood vessels (lumen) become 'sticky', because the vascular endothelium…. [read more]


Successful Aging as Viewed Term Paper

… Therefore, they regularly job-hop and opt for creative, entrepreneurial ventures.

General Characteristics of Generation X and the Baby Boomers

Generation X: shaped by dual career and single parent families and by organizational change resulting from advanced technology and globalization (Eisner, 2005)

Baby Boomers: shaped by prosperity resulting from the sixties youth culture and the war

Generally cynical, alienated and depressed

Very loyal to the organization or employer

Comprises of pessimistic and individualistic people

Characterized by idealism, optimism and self-driven

Although they are comfortable change and diversity, this generation rarely remains loyal to an organization

Comprises of diligent workers

Comprises of independent people and self-sufficient

Has a high value for organizational authority

This generation is likely to look for challenging work, which provides better pay

Their…. [read more]


Cognitive Aspects of the Aging Term Paper

… 1,500 milligrams per day was given to elderly subjects in a clinical rial with findings that after 90 days significant improvements in memory, mood and responses to stress were noted and these favorable effects lasted up to 30 days after discontinuation of treatment. (Vitacost, 2005)

Phosphatidylserine, a substance derived from bovine brain phospholipids has been shown to:

Improve memory

Improve cognition

Improve mood

In two placebo-controlled trials elderly patients received 300 milligram doses per day of the phosphatidylserine in an unblinded trial of ten elderly females with depressive disorders. The phosphatidylserine produced "consistent improvement in depressive symptoms, memory, and behavior after 30 days of treatment. In another double blind trial of 494 elderly patients found that a 300 milligram dosage per day had produced 'significant…. [read more]


Psychological Climate Literature Review Chapter

… Thus, it may well be there as workers age the organizational climate and psychological climate could change and become either more positive or more negative regarding their attitudes towards organizational environments.

There is reason to believe that as people age they become more susceptible to the effects of the negative organizational climate and they have more pessimistic views of their future. First, Bowers (1983) in his investigation of striking air traffic controllers found that the workers with longer terms of service (more years in the company) were nearly three times more susceptible to developing burnout than workers with less time as employees. More recently, Lang, Weiss, Gerstorf, and Wagner (2013) found that as individuals age they become increasingly more pessimistic regarding their future despite their…. [read more]


Immigrant Experience and Its Psychological Term Paper

… This trend in immigration has and will continue to have a significant impact on all U.S. institutions, from schools to the labor force, to media and politics, to health care.

Dissertation 1

Feldman, E. (2007). Implementation of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools with Spanish-Speaking, Immigrant Middle-School Students. (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

This dissertation is significant as it explores one possible treatment option for immigrant children dealing with the impact of violence in their communities. The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a community and individual program intended to lower the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems; strengthen peer and parental support and improve student coping skills when confronted with traumatic…. [read more]


How Forgiveness Effects Human Health Thesis

… S. structuring an eighteen-step procedure of forgiveness. It listed the following development.


  • Assessment of psychological defenses.

  • The resistance of annoyance; the point is to liberate, not dock, the annoyance.

  • Acceptance of disgrace, when this is suitable.

  • Consciousness of harm.

  • Consciousness of cognitive practice (rerunning the scene frequently in one's brain) of the wrongdoing

  • Consciousness that the offended group might be contrasting self with the injurer.

  • Consciousness into a probably distorted 'righteous world' vision. [Issue of justice]

  • Transformations of heart/adaptation/original insights that old declaration plans are not functioning.

  • A readiness to discover forgiveness as an alternative.

  • Assurance to forgive the wrongdoer.

  • Restructuring, during role taking, who the offender is by screening him or her in background.

  • Compassion in the direction of the wrongdoer.

  • Consciousness of…. [read more]


Developmental Aging Through the Cognitive Process Term Paper

… Developmental Aging Through the Cognitive Process

Aging is defined by the Merck Manual of Geriatrics as "a process of gradual and spontaneous change resulting in maturation through childhood, puberty, and young adulthood and then decline through middle and late age." Aging is a subject that affects the individual both in thought and fact with many mixed feelings and emotions. First there are positive aspects to the process of aging such as the gaining of wisdom and experience but there are those effects such as gray hair, baldness and memory loss that are negative in nature and not desired as that of experience for the human being. Senescence which is defined by Merck Manual of Geriatrics as "The process by which the capacity for cell division,…. [read more]


Psychology of Age and Euthanasia Research Paper

… Often time being open and discussing the future one death has been accepted by all parties can create a loving and bonding relationship. A wide range of ethical issues such as euthanasia, passive euthanasia, and voluntary active euthanasia may come up in a dying process. Socially, people hold many different opinions about the subject of euthanasia and can lead to very debatable conversations resulting in tension within a family.

Euthanasia may be an option if the patient is terminally ill. Patients with cancer or any other disease that cannot be treated live with it until the day they die. "Allowing people to choose to end treatment is one way to fight the nations soaring care bills" (Jussim 11). They can try to treat it and…. [read more]


Socioeconomic Effects on Aging and Policy Annotated Bibliography

… Socioeconomic Effects on Aging and Policy

The study of the various socioeconomic effects on the aging and the policy geared towards this group of the population, involves a number of different variables. This is because the total number of senior citizens is increasing, as more and more of the Baby Boomers move towards retirement. As a result, a number of different theories and ideas have been introduced to address the various socioeconomic issues. To fully understand the overall scope of these different theories a literature review will be conducted, with a careful examination on the various ideas presented in each article, the usefulness of these ideas and how this information can be used with other information presented. Together, these different elements will provide the greatest…. [read more]


Alzheimer's Adult Daycare for Patients Literature Review

… Vreugdenhil, Anthea, Cannell, John, Davies, Andrew, and Razay, George. (2011). A community-based exercise programme to improve functional ability in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 26(1), 12-19.

When evaluating an ideal daycare setting to benefit an individual suffering from an advancing Alzheimer's or dementia-related condition, it is important to consider so of the most highly recommended interventions for such subjects. An important benefit of adult daycare utilization is the higher degree of direct physical engagement that it affords the patient. This concept is articulated in the research by Vreugdenhil et al. (2011), which considers the importance of maintaining a steady exercise regimen for a given patient. According to the article, "at 4-months follow-up, patients who exercised, compared with…. [read more]


Mental Aging Journal

… Mental aging is a natural process where as age increases, mental abilities tend to decline. It is however generally believed that higher mental activity or exercise to lead to better performance of mental faculties as age increases. The article chosen for this paper tests this hypothesis to finally reveal that there is no significant evidence to indicate optimistic results of mental exercise. The article titled, "Mental Exercise and Mental Aging-Evaluating the Validity of the "Use It or Lose It" Hypothesis, is written by Timothy A. Salthouse for both the sophisticated academia and the student of psychology. The branch of psychology that deals with aging is known as Geriatric psychology.

The article presents its hypothesis, limitations, data and conclusion very clearly and explains the limitations and…. [read more]


Dementia an Inevitable Term Paper

… Such decline, however, does not prevent them from losing their mental alertness to an extent that they are not able to perform their normal functions. Dementia, on the other hand is a chronic and usually progressive deterioration of mental abilities due to changes in the brain. It is, therefore, important to realize that dementia is in no way an inevitable part of growing old. By recognizing this basic fact, doctors and family members are better able to help people suffering from dementia and the elderly who may show decline in their cognitive functions for other reasons.

References

"Dementia" (2004). Neurology Channel. Retrieved on February 12, 2005 from http://www.neurologychannel.com/dementia / 'Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think." (2004). National Institute on Aging:

U.S. Department of Health…. [read more]


Interview of 70-Year-Old Woman Psychological Term Paper

… "

For many individuals, parent care may seem antithetical to these goals, however, many researchers believe that parent care often enhances the growth potential of this stage of life.

Margaret Huyck quoted an adult-child caregiver:

"Now that I have developed a self, I may have reached that mythical, wondrous stage of filial maturity in which I can accept

my parent as a separate person who needs care, and I will no longer look to my parent to provide me with a sense of wholeness. I

can provide this for myself."

According to Dr. Huyck the best contribution one can make to a social system is to provide care for the person who cared for you, and to model that kind of caring for children and…. [read more]


Aging and Russian Culture Term Paper

… Occasionally, prominent writers and other dissidents would escape the Soviet Union and come to the United States, but their numbers were small as draconian restrictions on emigration mirrored the Soviet ideological dogma that Russia was superior in quality of life to all other countries. The last group of Russians to have immigrated is comprised of those that left following the collapse of communism. The United States State Department heavily scrutinizes the issuance of Visas to Russian citizens because most would prefer to live in the United States. The romantic notion of escape from Russia is one that is shared by many who live there and have come to develop idealistic opinions of the west as a land of plenty and opportunity. Because of the closeness…. [read more]


Aging as a Vulnerable Population Thesis

… Senior Citizens as a Vulnerable Population

In recent years there has been a change in the perception and understanding of the ageing population and what it means to be an elderly or senior citizen. While many assume that the elderly are much better off in the contemporary world than in past historical periods, yet research reveals that in many instances the elderly are still a very vulnerable population demographic.

On the other hand it is also true that prospects for the elderly have improved considerably since approximately the middle of the Twentieth Century. This includes aspects such as improved medical research, which has provided the elderly with more positive health and healthcare possibilities. There is also the fact that in the majority of developed countries…. [read more]


Society's Views of the Aging Term Paper

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References

Imagine a Perfect World; Is Our Society Obsessed with Beauty and Perfection? Three of Our Year 9 Girls Offer Their Perspectives. (2011, November 1). Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia), p. NA. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5051575671

Mcguire, S.L. (1993). Promoting Positive Attitudes toward Aging: Literature for Young Children. Childhood Education, 69(4), 204+. Retrieved July 14, 2012, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002192697

Redburn, D.E., & McNamara, R.P. (1998). Social Gerontology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved July 14, 2012 from http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=RrnMQIyF4aEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=social+gerontology&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ayUBUJ2pH4nZiget7IGbCA&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=social%20gerontology&f=false

The Quest for Beauty; from Nose Jobs to Tummy Tucks, More and More People Are Going to Extreme Lengths to Achieve the So-Called Perfect Look. Karen Price Discovers How Photographer Zed Nelson Captured the Worrying Trend for His New Exhibition. (2010,…. [read more]

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