Maturing and aging

United States, 1989

Film
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Episode number 18 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
What does it mean to grow old in our society? Most of us have little understanding of what it is like to grow old. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that research began into the psychology of aging. Since then, many myths about maturing and aging have been overturned. In this program, Philip Zimbardo examines depression and sexuality in old age, the negative effect of nursing homes on the aged, the life stages articulated by psychologists, Erik Erikson and Daniel Levinson, as well as surveying recent research into memory loss in old age.

Credits

production company

WGBH (Boston)

co-producer

Tuggelin Yourgrau

David Espar

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Discovering psychology

Group of items

Discovering psychology

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303243

Language

English

Subject categories

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Life cycle, Human

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Life cycle, Human

People → Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-

People → Levinson, Daniel J.

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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