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Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood : Interdisciplinary Theory and Research - Mary Lee Hummert

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood

Interdisciplinary Theory and Research

By: Mary Lee Hummert (Editor), John M. Wiemann (Editor), John F. Nussbaum (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 1994
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By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology.

Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the ageing process on language production, relational satisfaction an

Interpersonal Communication and Older Adulthood
An Introduction
Age-Based Perceptions of Conversational Skills among Younger and Older Adults
Age-Related Problems in the Use of Proper Names in Communication
The Effects of Alzheimer's Dementia on Language and Communication
Presbycusis, Communication, and Older Adults
Verbosity in Older Adults
Talking Age and Aging Talk
Communicating through the Lifespan
Stereotypes of the Elderly and Patronizing Speech
Frailty, Language and Elderly Identity
Interpretive and Critical Perspectives on the Aging Subject
Friendship in Older Adulthood
The Patient's Presentation of Self in an Initial Medical Encounter
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ISBN: 9780803951174
ISBN-10: 0803951175
Series: Sage Focus Editions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.07  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.37