Impact of Technology on Successful Aging

Neil Charness, PhD (Editor)
K. Warner Schaie, PhD (Editor)


Pub. Date: 9/2003

352 pp., Hardcover

ISBN-13: 9780826124036

Series: Springer Series on the Societal Impact on Aging



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This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives.

The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is followed by two commentaries from experts in the same and neighboring disciplines.