An Analysis of the Development, Function and Implication of Selected Myths Toward the Aged in American Society

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The development, content, societal and individual effects of selected myths toward the aged in American society were reviewed and analyzed. Emphasis was placed on factors associated with the development of the myths . The myths were compared with facts or reality relative to the major dimensions of the lives of the aged. The functions and dysfunctions of the myths for the aged as a group, for the individual, and for society were analyzed. Secondary sources of data were utilized in the preliminary identification of the selected myths. The sources were also used to justify the selection and analyze the development ... continued below

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Coomer, Alma Jean December 1983.

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The development, content, societal and individual effects of selected myths toward the aged in American society were reviewed and analyzed. Emphasis was placed on factors associated with the development of the myths . The myths were compared with facts or reality relative to the major dimensions of the lives of the aged. The functions and dysfunctions of the myths for the aged as a group, for the individual, and for society were analyzed. Secondary sources of data were utilized in the preliminary identification of the selected myths. The sources were also used to justify the selection and analyze the development of myths within their socio-cultural milieus. Myths were utilized in the analysis of the attitudes toward the aged, and the effects.

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Coomer, Alma Jean. An Analysis of the Development, Function and Implication of Selected Myths Toward the Aged in American Society, thesis, December 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504379/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .