General Directions: Students will need to read the Smith (2014) article in the H


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General Directions: Students will need to read the Smith (2014) article in the Handbook on Aging (Harris, 2018) and the article by Calasanti & Slevin (2006). Additionally, students will need to take the Living-to-100 Simulation Test in order to successfully complete this assignment. All pages must be double-spaced, 1-inch margins on the top, bottom, left, and right. All pages must be numbered following the American Psychological Association style. All assignments must have a simple cover page. Please use your textbook and the Handbook on Aging. The total pages for this assignment should be at least 6 pages and these 6 pages do not include the pages of the Living to 100 Calculator Output Report, the Cover page, or the Reference page. [Please include a simple cover page with your name, course, date, and Critical Aging Lab #1 label. Please include a minimum of (4) four references and one must be your textbook and two must be from the Handbook on Aging. Other empirical articles may be used but points will be taken off if the required references and citations are not included. Please, cite your sources in several areas of your paper whenever necessary. This must be submitted as a single document. Canvas does not allow for multiple submissions. This Critical Aging Lab#1 is due on Friday, January 14th, 2022, by 11:59 pm. The Critical Aging Lab Assignment has 3 major parts: All parts should make-up one full document for Critical Aging Lab#1. For Part 1, students must address the below question(s)/prompt(s) following your reading from the Handbook on Aging (Harris, 2018) article by Smith (2014) on pages 2-19 and the article by Calasanti & Slevin (2006) on pages 50-63. Part 1: Review of Smith (2014) and Calasanti & Slevin (2006) Article on the Historical Perspectives on Aging & Gerontology and Age as a Basis for Inequality. Using the article by Smith (2014), please discuss in detail what is aging/gerontology, and how has aging as a discipline evolved over time as a meaningful area of study and research? Please discuss several of the key milestones that helped to advance aging and gerontology as a serious field of study. Please use specific examples from your readings to support your responses to Part 1 of this Critical Aging Lab. Additionally, using the article by Calasanti & Slevin (2006), please discuss the feminist perspective on aging and age bias and why this approach has neglected a focus on age relations. Additionally, please explore how age relations and bias in the aging process have impacted the following dimensions: loss of power, workplace issues and marginalization, wealth and income, and cultural devaluation. This Part of Lab 1 should be at least 4 pages. Part 2: Living to 100 Simulations Exercise Questions: Students will also need to visit the website: www.livingto100.com (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. and take the “Calculator” and respond to the various questions and print out your projected age information and printout your “feedback.” Please review the outcomes from those documents and provide a 2-page summary addressing the following questions or areas: What age were you projected to live and how much longer can you live? What would you need to do to live longer? Were you surprised (not surprised) about the projected age? Please explain What do you attribute to your projected age outcome? Given your print-out and the information contained in this report, do you fear the pending aging process at all? Please explain? Overall, what did you learn from this exercise and this experience? Part 3: Actual Print-Out of your Results from the living to 100 Calculator Simulation Additional Key Information About Lab #1: Lab #1 will require that you click on the livingto100.com link and take the “Calculator” test in Canvas. You will be asked a series of questions about your personality and lifestyle habits. Please answer honestly!! After you respond to all of the questions you will be asked for a username and password in order for your report to be emailed to you. This report will contain information about how long you are expected to live along with suggestions as to how you could live longer. Please copy and paste the output from the print out into your Word document. Also, make sure you answer all of the questions I have assigned pertaining to this print-out in Canvas. You will respond to those questions in the same document. Ultimately, you will have one Word document with the responses to my questions and a copy of the print-out showing proof of your completing the Calculator test. Canvas will only allow one document to be uploaded that is why it is crucial that you create this one Word document with each part contained in the document. You will not receive proper credit if all parts to this assignment are not contained in the one document. The order of your CAL #1 Assignment should be: a simple cover page, your response to Part 1, followed by your response to Part 2 questions in narrative format (no bullets), Part 3, should be the print-out from the Living to 100 Calculator, and your reference page.

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