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Authors: Michael John Lowis (Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Honorary Academic Writer University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) 
Book Description:
A doctor was once heard to say that it is a pity we know our own age; otherwise, we could just say that we are as old as we feel. The populations of most countries are ageing, and because of this we can anticipate many years of retirement. We need to make the most of this opportunity, but we are faced with exhortations such as “act your age.” Does this mean that older people should not have fun anymore, but should instead conform to conventional stereotypes such as being unproductive, conventional, inflexible, serene, and no longer interested in intimacy? In other words, should people have to grow old gracefully? The answer is no. Instead, we should enjoy ageing while still having fun and living life to the fullest.

The author, Dr. Mike Lowis, is a psychologist and theologian who has numerous academic publications to his name, including over sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals, two books and two book chapters. His vast research experience, plus being himself in the ‘third age’ of life, adequately qualifies him to write on the topic of making the most of the retirement years. He delights in debunking the myths and stereotypes of ageing, and gives many examples of individuals who have achieved great things in later life. The book includes details on several ways that can help older people to cope with life, including making full use of both music and humour. It also reviews biblical texts that refer to the virtues of, and the respect for, older people.

This book is written in an accessible style that should also appeal to the interested general reader. The book also includes some simple self-test exercises that readers are invited to complete, the results of which should help those interested to gauge their own levels of progress toward life satisfaction. (Imprint: Nova)

Book Review

"In his engagingly succinct yet detailed exploration of ageing, Mike Lowis presents a multi-faceted perspective on how we age in society dispelling myths and noting the influence of various elements including religion, humour, and music on that process. This is a book that adults of all ages will appreciate as Lowis provides compelling information he has gathered over years of scholarship and experience with helpful steps one can take to successfully navigate -- in whichever fashion one chooses -- what can otherwise seem a daunting prospect, that of ageing in Western society." - Teresa A. Fisher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College – CUNY, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Bronx, NY USA

Rev. K. Graham Hawley, Board Member, Christian Council on Ageing, UK. To read the review, click here.

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Table of Contents:
pp. vii-viii

pp. ix-x

pp. xi

Chapter 1
How Old Are You?
pp. 1-6

Chapter 2
There Is No Such Age as ‘Old’
pp. 7-14

Chapter 3
Myths, Stereotypes, Images, and Gains
pp. 15-24

Chapter 4
Life Satisfaction
pp. 25-36

Chapter 5
Faith in the Third Age
pp. 37-44

Chapter 6
Ageing in the Old Testament
pp. 45-56

Chapter 7
Ageing in the New Testament
pp. 57-68

Chapter 8
Humour . . . One of the Greatest Coping Methods
pp. 69-78

Chapter 9
The Positive Effects of Music
pp. 79-86

Chapter 10
Conclusions: Is There a Happiness Formula?
pp. 87-96

pp. 97-108

pp. 109-117

      Psychology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2016 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63484-488-8
   Status: AV
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