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Great Myths of Aging by Lenore T. Szuchman, Joan T. Erber

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Praise for Great Myths of Aging

“A good read for everyone who wants a balanced and accessible summary of the current scientific evidence on aspects of aging of most concern to people's everyday lives.”

Professor Elizabeth A. Maylor, University of Warwick

“An engaging read, this book will reassure the older and educate the younger. Myth-busting at its playful, informative best.”

Michael S. North, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University,Susan T. Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology andProfessor of Public Affairs, Princeton University

This book will be a service to teachers and students, but equally so to middle-aged and older adults in helping them make life decisions based on the best information. Readers will find quite a few surprises and some comfort about aging.”

David J. Ekerdt, Professor of Sociology,University of Kansas

Given the continuing interest in making aging research available not only to professionals and policymakers but also to laypersons, Joan Erber and Lenore Szuchman have provided a valuable service by addressing a topic of great social significance. In this highly readable volume these authors aim to dispel the myths about aging and older adulthood by drawing upon up-to-date research and scholarship from disciplines such as gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communication. I enjoyed reading it, and recommend it to you.”

Chandra M. Mehrotra, Professor of Psychology,The College of St. Scholastica

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