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Psychologies of ageing: Research, policy and practice

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posted on 05.01.2017 by Michael Murray, Carol Holland, Elizabeth Peel
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.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Working with Older People

Volume

21

Issue

1

Pages

1-3

Citation

MURRAY, M., HOLLAND, C. and PEEL, E., 2017. Psychologies of ageing: Research, policy and practice. Working with Older People, 21(1), pp. 1-3.

Publisher

© Emerald

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

09/12/2016

Publication date

2017-03-13

Copyright date

2017

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Working with Older People and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-12-2016-0035.

ISSN

2042-8790

Language

en

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