Noted scholars of environment-aging relations and environmental psychology examine the value of selected theories for enhancing both research and service provision on housing for elderly populations.
Noted scholars of environment-aging relations and environmental psychology examine the value of selected classic, contemporary, and in one instance, completely new theories for enhancing both research and service provision on housing for elderly populations. The contributors examine the housing needs of older populations and provide theory-driven innovative solutions for improving the fit between older persons and their residential environments. Some issues covered are the need for greater understanding of the psychological needs of older individuals seeking environmental support; for a holistic understanding of elder-environment relations in physical, social, and phenomenological contexts; for inclusion of ignored perspectives; and for recognition of the continuing value of major founding theories. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, and professionals in psychology, gerontology, environmental policy, housing, and social services.
Preface Environment and Aging: Theory Revisited by M. Powell Lawton Changing an Older Person's Shelter and Care Setting: A Model to Explain Personal and Environmental Outcomes by Stephen M. Golant Gender and Housing for the Elderly: Sorting Through the Accumulations of a Lifetime by Susan Saegert and Dolores E. McCarthy The Phenomenology of Housing for Older People by Robert L. Rubinstein The Social Ecological Approach of Rudolph Moos by Rick J. Scheidt The Evolving Concept of Behavior Settings: Implications for Housing Older Adults by Carolyn Norris-Baker Theory and Research on Housing for the Elderly: The Legacy of Kurt Lewin by Patricia A. Parmelee Index