Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict


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The continuity theory asserts that _____.

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1. How is the process of aging explained by the symbolic-interaction perspective?

2. How does the structural-functional perspective view society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of theories of aging. Topics you'll be assessed on include identifying perspectives of aging , the continuity theory, and symbolic-interaction perspective.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on properties of the following perspectives and theories of aging:

  • Structural-Functional perspective
  • Continuity theory
  • Symbolic-Interaction perspective
  • Conflict theory

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on theories of aging
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as continuity theory and structural-functional perspective
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the activity theory of aging
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conflict theory of aging and symbolic-interaction perspective

Additional Learning

To learn more about aging, review the accompanying lesson on Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Confilct. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'aging'
  • Differentiate between the three perspectives of aging: structural-functional, symbolic-interaction, and social-conflict
  • Know three theories of aging found within the structural-functional perspective
  • Understand the properties of the symbolic-interaction perspective of aging
  • Relate three components of the social-conflict perspective of aging