What is Gerontology? - Definition & History Video


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Gerontology is defined as the study of _____ through middle age and later life.

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the variables that needs to be considered in order to understand the social interactions of aging people?

2. Which of the following is an example of mental care-taking?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of gerontology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the research and policies of gerontology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Define gerontology
  • Examining how people choose friends
  • Mental caretaking
  • People who benefit information and research
  • Changes associated with gerontology

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related gerontology lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding who benefits from information and research
  • Information recall- use your knowledge to answer questions about changes seen in gerontology

Additional Learning

To learn more about gerontology, review the lesson called What is Gerontology? - Definition & History. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Review care-taking and why it is important
  • Learn the considerations of making policy
  • Identify the changes undergone through the aging process
  • Identify how research impacts the gerontology field.