Growth of Social Gerontology

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Choose any current event/news story/scholarly article (you may choose more than one) that pertains to chapter one, two, and/or three from a reputable online source and provide the following information in a Microsoft Word or PDF document:

Basics Discussion: Describe the basic ideas and content of your source (i.e. a brief summary) that includes the following: What is the basic topic? What basic ideas about the topic are covered? What (if any) evidence is provided regarding the topic? Provide any information necessary to understanding your source. (At least two paragraphs, 8 points)

Applying/Analyzing Sociologically: How does your source relate to the textbook readings and terminology? Choose at least three examples from the course material that relate to your source. Provide a thorough definition/description of your example as well as a thoughtful discussion of how each example relates to your source. (Five to six paragraphs, 16 points)

All source/s should be properly cited and submissions free of errors. Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font. (6+ points; if there are a substantial amount of spelling, grammatical, etc. errors or the writing does not reflect college-level standards, more points will be deducted


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Chapter 1: The Growth of Social Gerontology Throughout history, humans have tried to prolong youth and to delay aging. The attempts to discover a substance to rejuvenate the body and mind have driven explorers to far corners of the globe and inspired alchemists and scientists to search for ways to restore youth and extend life. The theme of prolonging or restoring youth is evident today in advertisements for skin creams, soaps, vitamins, and certain foods; in the popularity of cosmetic surgery and Botox treatments; in books, movies, and TV shows that feature attractive, youthful-looking older characters; in homeand clinic-based technologies that promise to restore a more youthful appearance; and in antiaging medicine and in medical research that is testing methods to replace depleted hormones in an attempt to rejuvenate aging skin and physical and sexual functioning—and even reverse aging. Given the historical and societal focus on youth, many