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Title Challenges of the third age : meaning and purpose in later life / edited by Robert S. Weiss & Scott A. Bass.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.

Subject Self-actualization (Psychology) in old age.
Older people -- Psychology.
Meaning (Psychology)
Aging -- psychology.
Aged.
Goals.
Quality of Life.
Self Concept.
Alt Name Weiss, Robert Stuart, 1925-
Bass, Scott A.
Description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Holding onto meaning through the life cycle / Peter Marris -- The third age / Robert L. Rubinstein -- The changing meaning of aging / Harry R. Moody -- Social sources of meaning in later life / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Aging, place, and meaning in the face of changing circumstances / Graham D. Rowles & Hege Ravdal -- Bringers of Allah : the Druse elders / David Gutmann -- Aging, intimate relationships, and life story among gay men / Bertram J. Cohler & Andrew J. Hostetler -- Looking for meaning in a life's experience / Robert Morris -- The search for meaning in the later years : the views of a seventy-four-year-old gerontological social worker / Rose Dobrof -- Epilogue : Concluding note on meaning and the possibility of productive aging / Robert S. Weiss & Scott A. Bass.
Note Print version record.
Summary This volume addresses issues of the Third Age -- that time after retirement when financial stability and reduced obligations to others, together, allow for freedom -- and good health makes it possible to enjoy that freedom. This title aims to answer questions such as: how, in this special time of life, is meaning and purpose to be found?
ISBN 1602567263
9781602567269
9780195348682 (electronic bk.)
0195348680 (electronic bk.)
1280473029
9781280473029
0195133390 (Cloth)
0195150252 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780195150254
OCLC # 252575676
Additional Format Print version: Challenges of the third age. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002 (DLC) 00027170.


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