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Communication, Technology and Aging

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Communication, Technology and Aging

SKU# 9780826113726

Opportunities and Challenges for the Future


  • Neil Charness PhD
  • Denise Park PhD
  • Bernhard Sabel PhD

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In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural issues. The final section addresses issues around training and compensation. The volume contains new research on heretofore unexplored areas within the field of aging, such as: computer use and design, internet use, and computer literacy. For gerontologists, psychologists, and other professionals interested in aging.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 08, 2000
  • Page Count 248
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113726
  • EISBN 9780826197122

Table of Contents 

    Part I Overview
  1. Aging and Communication: Human Factors Issues, N. Charness
  2. Over- and Under-Accommodations to Aging, S. Kemper
  3. Design Challenges Associated with Aging: The View from Industry, C. Spiezle and G. Moulton
  4. The Internet and Older Adults: Design Challenges and Opportunities, S.J. Czaha and C.C. Lee

  5. Part II Communication and Socio-Cultural Issues
  6. Culture, Aging, and Cognitive Aspects of Communications, T. Hedden and D.C. Park
  7. Aging, Sensory Loss, and Social functioning, H-W. Wahl and C. Tesch-Romer
  8. The Impact of Internet Use Over Time on Older Adults: A Field Experiment, K.L.Bikson and T.K. Bikson

  9. Part III Aging, Communications and Interface Design
  10. Aging, Communication and Interface Design, L.F. Laux
  11. Face Memory Skill Acquisition, R. Kliegl, D. Philipp, M. Luckner, and R. Th. Krampe
  12. A Systems Approach for Training Older Adults to Use Technology, W.A. Rogers, R.H. Campbell, and R. Pak
  13. Aging, Vision and Brain Plasticity: Restoring Lost Visual Functions by Computer-based Training, B.A. Sabel, D.A. Poggel, T. Schulte and E. Kasten