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6.1: The Concept and Experience of Aging

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    1. Define social gerontology.
    2. Distinguish biological aging, psychological aging, and social aging.


    Because we all want to live into old age, the study of age and aging helps us understand something about ourselves and a stage in the life course we all hope to reach.

    Carl Nenzén Lovén – Grandpa – CC BY 2.0.