Core Tenets Of Modernization Theory & Reflection And Analysis

 

Discussion 1

Core Tenets of Modernization Theory [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Based on the assigned readings, briefly describe the core tenets of modernization theory and identify and describe specific ways in which modernization has or is challenging normative beliefs about aging. Respond by Day 3. Post should be at least 300 words

 

Discussion 2

Reflection and Analysis [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]

Based on the assigned readings and your own critical reflection and analysis, explain the importance of utilizing an interdisciplinary approach integrating multiple perspectives, theories, and models into applied social gerontology. Include in your discussion an analysis of any gaps in knowledge and practice for responding to the needs of an aging population. Respond by Day 3. Post should be at least 300 words.

 

 

Required Resources

Text

Bengtson, V. L., Gans, D., Putney, N. M., & Silverstein, M. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of theories of aging (3rd ed.). Springer.

  • Chapter 1: Theories of Aging: Developments Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries
  • Chapter 2: Concepts and Theories of Age and Aging

 

Recommended Resources

Web Page

Hurst, M. (n.d.). Theories of aging: Structural-functional, symbolic-interaction, & social conflict (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://study.com/academy/lesson/theories-of-aging-structural-functional-symbolic-interaction-social-conflict.html

 

Which of the following strategies will achieve the greatest income tax savings at a decendent’s death?

The decedent names his children as the beneficiary of his retirement plan.

The decedent names his spouse as the beneficiary of his retirement plan.

The decedent names his estate as the beneficiary of his retirement plan.

The decedent names his church as the beneficiary of his retirement plan.

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