Elderly People and the Environment

  • Irwin Altman
  • M. Powell Lawton
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill

Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. M. Powell Lawton, Irwin Altman, Joachim F. Wohlwill
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sandra J. Newman, James Zais, Raymond Struyk
    Pages 17-55
  4. Robert W. Marans, Michael E. Hunt, Kathleen L. Vakalo
    Pages 57-93
  5. J. Kevin Eckert, Mary Ittman Murrey
    Pages 95-128
  6. Graham D. Rowles
    Pages 129-157
  7. Rudolf H. Moos, Sonne Lemke
    Pages 159-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-343

About this book


The present volume in our series follows the format of the immediately in dealing with a topical theme of considerable impor­ preceding ones tance in the environment and behavior field. In view of current and projected demographic trends, it is a certainty that a broad-ranging set of issues concerned with the elderly and the physical environment will continue to be of focal pertinence-if not of increasing importance--in the remaining decades of this century. The present volume also follows in the tradition of earlier volumes in the series in being eclectic with respect to content, theory, and meth­ odology and in including contributions from a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, economics, psychology, geography, and urban and regional planning. To have encompassed the whole array of disci­ plines and topics in this emerging field in a single volume would have been impossible. We trust that the sample of contributions that we have selected is provocative and that it will illustrate the range of problems and topics and point to promising areas of study and analysis. We are pleased to have M. Powell Lawton as a guest co-editor for this volume. His broad-ranging expertise, perceptive judgment, and fine editorial talents have contributed enormously to the volume.


Congruence Mental Health anthropology behavior demography environment health media planning psychology research trust well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Irwin Altman
    • 1
  • M. Powell Lawton
    • 2
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Social and Behavioral ScienceUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Philadelphia Geriatric CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Individual and Family StudiesPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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