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social gerontology

Definition of Social Gerontology

(noun) The specialized subfield of gerontology that studies the social aspects of aging.

Social Gerontology Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l ˌdʒɛrənˈtɑlədʒi/
    • British English
      • /ˈsəʊʃl ˌdʒɛrənˈtɒlədʒi/
      • /ˈsəʊʃl ˌdʒɛrn̩ˈtɒlədʒi/
  • Syllabification: (so·cial ger·on·tol·o·gy)

Usage Note

  • Plural: social gerontologies

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Cite the Definition of Social Gerontology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

social gerontology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social gerontology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/>.