Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood

Interdisciplinary Theory and Research

by Hummert, Mary Lee; Wiemann, John M.; Nussbaum, John F.

By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology.

Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the ageing process on language production, relational satisfaction an

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: September 1994
  • English
  • 9781452254920 / 0803951167
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 36.99 GBP
  • Pages: 272
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Mary Lee Hummert, John M. Wiemann, Jon F. Nussbaum, editors.
  • Page size: 22
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Series: SAGE Focus Editions
  • Series Part: 173
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001437864