Murray, MP, Holland, C and Peel, E (2017) Psychologies of Ageing: Research, policy and practice. Working with Older People, 21 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2042-8790

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Abstract

A frequent concern of older people and of those who work with older people is that research is often divorced from reality and does not inform everyday practice. For many years, psychology and related disciplines have investigated the social and psychological aspects of ageing from different perspectives. However, the contemporary challenges faced by older people and their carers remain substantial. There is a need to better connect research with policy and practice designed to improve the quality of life of older people. The aim of this special issue is to provide a forum for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss particular initiatives and topics pertinent to people as they age. It is through this dialogue that researchers can gain further insight into the everyday issues faced by older people, and can become more aware of particular challenges faced in developing and implementing changes in policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (Michael Murray, Carol Holland, Elizabeth Peel, (2017) "Guest editorial", Working with Older People, Vol. 21 Issue: 1, pp.1-3) is available online via Emerald at http://doi.org/10.1108/wwop-12-2016-0035 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1050 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 16:48
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 14:52
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2755

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