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acculturation
The actual process of learning a culture.
age synchronization
A person’s ability to manage his or her family, career, and age group
within the right sequence and the correct time period.
belonging
Provides the sense of being more than an isolated individual.
biographical life course
The pathways that individuals take through their lives and how these
pathways are influenced and intersected by life stages and historical
eras.
cultural life course
Ideals of age-related progressions or sequences of roles and group
memberships that individuals are expected to follow as they mature
and move through life, such as the idea there is a specific age at which to marry and have children.
culture
A group’s distinctive way of life and its physical environment and
includes values, beliefs, attitudes, artistic expressions, and the total
man-made environments that are handed down from generation to
generation.
formal support network
Assistance from private and public agencies that are equipped to
handle repetitive and uniform services, such as health care, homedelivered meals, or homemaker's services.
informal support network
Family and friends who can provide physical care and emotional
support.
interdependence
Occurs when people working together satisfy their needs better than they could acting alone.
intimacy
Closeness between individuals that allows for the exchange of
affection, trust, and confidence.
life course
A way to analyze aging that looks at aging as a socially constructed
progression of transitions and social roles that individuals are
expected to use as guides in various life stages.
macrosocial
Social characteristics of society as a whole.
microsocial
Social characteristics of the individual.
norm
The standard, model, or pattern of behavior expected in society.
residential segregation
A settlement pattern in which high proportions of certain types of people are located in distinct neighborhoods or zones of a community.
role adaptation
The process of fitting role demands to an individual’s capabilities.
role anticipation
Process that involves learning the rights, obligations, resources, and
outlook of a position one will occupy in the future.
role negotiation
The interpersonal aspects of the adaptation that takes place between role players.
sensory deprivation
Condition caused by limited meaningful contact with others,
debilitating illness, poor vision and hearing, and decreased level of energy can all contribute to sensory deprivation.
sensory overload
Condition caused by unexpected, abrupt environmental changes,
such as an accident or hospitalization, that introduces many stimuli simultaneously.
sexuality
Love, warmth, caring, and sharing between people; also the
identification with a sexual role.
social context of aging
The changes in individuals' lives that necessitate the assumption of new roles and the relinquishing of old roles.
socialization
The process through which a certain group encourages or coerces its members to learn and conform to its culture.
social support
The totality of family and friends that people depend upon to meet
physical, psychological, and social needs.
societal role
Refers to the rights, obligations, and expected behaviors and patterns associated with a particular social status.
spheres of accomplishment
The three distinct areas in which an individual can achieve: family,
career, and age group.
statistical course
Means of studying aging that observes the relative proportions of the
age cohort who show various patterns of role sequence over time;
statistical regularities in the role-related behavior of age cohorts are then identified.