Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humor and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths.
Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categories such as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from "Older people lose interest in sex" to "Older people are stingy"
Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions about aging
Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypes for both the reader and older adults in society
About the Author
Joan T. Erber is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University. She is the author of Adult Development and Aging, 3rd edition (Wiley, 2013). Dr. Erber is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Lenore T. Szuchman is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Barry University. She is the author of Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy, and co-editor of Psychological Perspectives on Human Sexuality.