A Career With Meaning

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1998, Vol 43(9), 610-612. The majority of the book (see record 1997-97144-000) is an impressive array of a wide variety of major concepts in gerontology, the field with which Bernice Neugarten has been associated. The book is organized around several main themes that were of interest to Neugarten during the course of her life and about which she wrote ground-breaking articles. These include the recognition and delineation of age as a dimension of social organization; the life course, including life transitions such as those from middle age to old age; personality and adaptation throughout adulthood; and social policy as it affects older people. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)