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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.

For Part 1, student 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 overtime 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 the 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 of the aging process has 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.