Gerontology is the study of human aging as individuals grow from middle age through later life. It is a multidisciplinary field that integrates knowledge from sociology, biology, and psychology, as well as other disciplines such as economics and public policy. The study of aging includes social, physical, and mental changes in people as they age, the changes in society that result from an aging population, and the application of knowledge about aging to public policies and programs.
*The above information is pulled
directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor. For more information, please visit the BLS website.