disengagement theory

(noun) “[T]heory which suggests that withdrawing from society and social relationships is a natural part of growing old” (OpenStax College 2012).

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Aging. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42973/1.3/).

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