Psycho-Social Aspects of Aging in India

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  • Author :Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170224266
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 358
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Ageing

About the Book :

India is graying rapidly and with the decline of the strong bonds of the joint family system and the well knit familial relations the aged of today and the future will have to make a large number of adjustments and changes in life styles to survive into a happy old age. The present work discusses the psychological and adjustment processes of the aged. The book examines the key issues of aging in the larger context, viz., the effect of age and sex; social class, age and sex; retirement and institutionalisation on the psychological processes of the aged. The focus of the book is on the psychological understanding of the aged, their adjustment, anxiety, self concept, emotional maturity, locus of control, religiosity, stress of life events, strategies of coping with stressful situations, reactions to frustrating situations, social supports, emotional states, attitudes toward the toward the aged and the institutionalisation of the aged by the community. The book provides complete list of old homes in the country with their addresses and also a comprehensive bibliography. The book should provide valuable information to elderly citizens of today and the future, policy makers and those who implement welfare programmes for the aged, besides serving as a handy reference tool to scholars and academicians interested in research on aging.

About Author :

Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon received her Ph. D. degree from the University of Delhi. She got a W.H.O. fellowship for doing her post-doctoral research in England. She is at present a Reader in the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Delhi, South Campus. Her area of interest is Applied Social Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. She has to her credit a fairly large number of research papers published in professional journals and as book chapters. She is an active researcher and participates in national and international conferences and seminaras.