Subjective views of aging: Theory, research, and practice

Manfred Diehl, Yuval Palgi, Amit Shrira

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This book focuses on the concept of subjective views of aging. This concept refers to the way individuals conceptualize and perceive the aging process. Social and cultural perceptions regarding older adults are incorporated and internalized into views people hold regarding their own aging process. The book contains three parts which present theoretical, empirical, and translational perspectives about subjective views of aging. The theoretical section expands the framework of subjective views of aging with the inclusion of additional concepts, and further integrates these concepts by accounting for their synergistic effects. The empirical section presents recent developments in the field starting at the intra-individual level as assessed by ecological momentary assessments, going through the level of interpersonal relationships, and concluding at the social and cultural levels. Finally, the translational section presents recent endeavours to develop interventions aimed at advancing favourable views of aging. This cutting-edge edited book includes chapters written by internationally renowned scholars in the field and serves as an up-to-date resource for scholars in the field as well as a textbook for students in courses like social gerontology, lifespan psychology, and life course sociology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages402
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-11073-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-11072-6
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Aging ; Volume 33

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Age distribution (Demography)
  • Population policy


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