Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhDPublish On: 2013-02-20
This volume translates the insights derived from contemporary research on residential environments and public spaces that enhance well-being into practical recommendations for the design of such beneficial community environments.
Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
"[This book] addresses issues on both sides of the Atlantic; examines the theoretical underpinnings of environmental gerontology...; and provides useful practical applications and guiding principles....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries The environments in which people live out their later lives have a strong impact on their identity and provide opportunities for nourishing social interactions. This volume translates the insights derived from contemporary research on residential environments and public spaces that enhance well-being into practical recommendations for the design of such beneficial community environments. The text is grounded in the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of current research on place attachment, environmental meaning, and community living in later life. Emphasis is placed on how to design residential spaces that facilitate the development of a sense of place or home, and investigation is made into the kinds of lifestyles such spaces foster and support. A major theme pervading the text is the juxtaposition of private and public space. The book also addresses such themes as the transformation of spaces into places of personal identification and attachment, the need for shared intergenerational spaces, and consideration of diverse populations when designing public spaces. The book also considers how emerging public policy agendas affect the development and management of environments for the elderly. Environmental Gerontology includes the contributions of scholars in anthropology, architecture, economics, education, geography, gerontology, planning, psychology, sociology, and numerous health sciences, who hail from North America, Europe, and Asia. With its strong interdisciplinary focus, this text offers innovative and judicious recommendations for the creation of community environments that are truly beneficial for older adults. Key Features: Provides an up-to-date synthesis of the latest research on the meaning of place to older people and its relationship to well-being Offers fresh insight and critical perspectives on community planning and environmental design Considers private residences, retirement communities, long-term care facilities, and public and private community spaces Includes guiding principles for environmental design and practice relevant to the documented needs of older people Synthesizes contributions from international scholars in many disciplines
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
Author: Rick J. Scheidt
Environmental gerontology – the research on aging and environment – evolved during the late 1960s, when the domain became a relevant topic due to societal concerns with the problems of housing for elderly people. The field proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s, and remains viable and active today on an international scale. However, in recent times, the viability of the field and its future has been brought into question. In this volume, international experts across diverse areas reflect on the current progress of their respective disciplines, illustrating research-grounded benefits emerging from their work, and suggesting new agenda that can guide progress in the future. The contributors address a wide range of issues, including: evaluation of existing paradigms and new theories that might advance both research and training; issues and applications in methods, measures, and empirically-generated research agenda; innovative approaches to environmental transformations in home, community, and long-term care settings; and understudied populations and issues in environmental gerontology. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
Author: Diego Sánchez-GonzálezPublish On: 2015-11-03
This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches.
Author: Diego Sánchez-González
Category: Family & Relationships
This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches. It addresses the main environmental issues of population ageing, based on an understanding of the complex relationships, adjustments and adaptations between different environments (home, residence, public spaces, landscapes, neighbourhoods, urban and rural environment) and the quality of life of the ageing population, associated with residential strategies and other aspects related to health and dependency. The different levels of socio-spatial analysis are also explored: macro (urban and rural environments, regions and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public space) and micro (personal, home and institution). New theoretical and methodological approaches are proposed to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly, as well as new ways of living the ageing process. All will have to respond to the challenges of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change in the 21st century. Also, the different experiences and challenges of public planning and management professionals involved with the growing ageing population are presented, and will require greater association and collaboration with the academic and scientific fields of Environmental Gerontology.
Author: Habib Chaudhury, PhDPublish On: 2018-12-28
The book examines the origins and growth of Environmental Gerontology, how the personal influences and professional choices of each author is linked to its development, the contextual factors influencing its biographical-intellectual ...
Author: Habib Chaudhury, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Through the autobiographical perspectives of 16 preeminent researchers and scholars of Environmental Gerontology, this state-of-the-art Annual Review critically examines the broad range of topics that comprise this interdisciplinary field. The writings of these individuals, who have contributed to and shaped the growth of the field over the past three-plus decades, trace the growth and evolution of Environmental Gerontology and provide understanding of, and insights on, the role of environments for older adults and an aging society at multiple levels. The book examines the origins and growth of Environmental Gerontology, how the personal influences and professional choices of each author is linked to its development, the contextual factors influencing its biographical-intellectual evolution, and its potential implications for an aging society. The Review encompasses research and scholarship in diverse scales/contexts of the physical/built environment; diversity of disciplinary backgrounds represented by related social sciences, health sciences, and environmental design; basic/theoretical and applied/policy-oriented research; and more. Key Features: Promotes a critical understanding of the state of science and art in Environmental Gerontology Examines the origin, evolution, development, and future perspective of the field through the unique autobiographical lens of its worldwide pioneers Represents theoretical/substantive/applied perspectives through the reflections of preeminent scholars Focuses on intellectual development of pioneers in the field
Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of ArchitecturePublish On: 1994
... fields as Environmental Psychology , Cultural Anthropology , Urban Geography
, Environmental Gerontology are essential in ... fields covering the political
environment in the development of urban neighborhoods are particularly
Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
The environmental gerontologist tries to create an environment that will stimulate
the senses of older persons , as well as their social lives and psychological states
. There are several ways to achieve this goal . Since vision generally declines ...
Author: Richard C. Crandall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Author: Rocío Fernández BallesterosPublish On: 2007
Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach in Environmental Gerontology :
Geropsychology , Occupational Therapy , and More ... environment as people
age , frequently coined environmental gerontology , has been a core topic within
Author: Rocío Fernández Ballesteros
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
In this outstanding book, leading experts from throughout Europe provide a fascinating overview of the most important psychological research into aging, with special emphasis on training and professional issues as well as science. In terms of its population Europe is the oldest continent in the world, thus placing European research into the effects and implications of an aging population in a unique position. As this book shows, the aging of the population should be considered a positive phenomenon that reflects sociopolitical, educational, biomedical, and psychological development. The real threat for our population is not aging but disability, and the challenge for the 21st century is to reduce dependency and disability and thus improve well-being and quality of life, rather than increasing life expectancy. The recent United Nations' 2nd International Plan of Action on Aging and its Research Agenda on Aging for the 21st Century, as well as policies of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations, tell us that psychology and psychologists will play an essential part in meeting this challenge. This book shows how.
Health and Community Design : The Impact of the Built Environment on Physical
Activity . Washington D.C .: Island Press . ... Time and Behavior in Environmental Gerontology : A Pair of Old Issues Deserving New Thought . The Gerontologist .
( 2 ) For each expected problem , make a list of environmental specifics that might
counteract the problem . The design process for the Philadelphia Geriatric Center
' s nursing home ( Chapter 5 ) illustrates such an approach in action . Neither ...
Gerontologist 1999 ; 43 : 616-27 . 8. lwarsson S , Wilson G. Environmental
barriers , functional limitations , and housing satisfaction among older people in
Sweden : A longitudinal perspective on housing accessibility . Technol Disabil
1 , the higher a person ' s competence , the higher the levels of environmental
press that can be tolerated . Thus , an older person with multiple physical
disabilities and chronic illnesses has reduced physical competence , thereby
limiting the ...
Author: Nancy R. Hooyman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Social Science
Presents the diversity of the aging experience and the older population in an interdisciplinary manner. Reviews major demographic, historical, and cross-cultural changes and their implications for the field of social gerontology, then looks at biological, physiological, and psychological changes of
The Gerontologist 30 (1990)451–461 Hess, B. and E. Markson: Aging and old
age. An introduction to social gerontology. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York (
1980) Houvell, S. C.: Environments and aging. In: Annual Review of Gerontology
Influential gerontologist M . Powell Lawton studied issues of older adults and
their physical environment , and ... This model has been important in the field of environmental gerontology , which focuses on modifications to homes and other
Author: José B. Ashford
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Ashford, LeCroy, and Lortie's ground-breaking book offers students a balanced, integrated introduction to human behavior in the social environment. Lively and comprehensive, this book succeeds by helping students connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Clarified through the introduction of study tables and concept maps (at the end of each discussion behavior in the development chapters), the authors look at biopsychosocial development across the life span using an integrative multidimensional approach, discussing integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services throughout. This multidimensional framework provides a concrete tool for the reader to assess human behavior from a perspective that truly reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. Together, the book's solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integration of the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, its multidimensional framework, and its use of case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of HBSE content--along with the authors' consistent attention to diversity--successfully combine to give readers a meaningful, exciting experience.
Lewin ( 1951 ) proposed that behavior is a function of the total situation and of the
interaction of persons and environment . Two major theorists in environmental gerontology Lawton ( 1982 ) and Kahana ( 1982 ) have used Lewin as the ...
Two nationally recognized design researchers familiar with environmental gerontology independently reviewed the photographs , demographics , health
status , and floor plan sketches for each case to identify housing inadequacies .
Lawton and Cohen ( 1974a ) indicated the variety of outcome measures used in environmental gerontology . They fac tored over three hundred dependent
variables that were " ( a ) particularly important to the wellbeing of older people ,
or ( b ) ...
Author: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology CenterPublish On: 1975
A Selected Bibliography Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center Victor Regnier.
Gel wicks , L . E . Home ... Personal Adaptation to Environmental Change Bayne ,
J . R . D . Environmental modification for the older person . Gerontologist , 1971 ...
Author: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
Publisher: Los Angeles : Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
Over 500 entries to books, government documents, journal articles, dissertations, and reports published primarily between 1959-1974. Worldwide coverage with emphasis on English-language literature. Citations retrieved from Andrus Gerontology Center file, which was compiled from major and specialized sources such as MEDLARS, Psychological abstracts, and Journal of gerontology. Topical arrangement under Bibliographies, Environment, Housing, Selected services, and Transportation. Entry gives bibliographical information. No index.