Bengtson, Vern L.

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BENGTSON, Vern L. American, b. 1941. Genres: Sociology. Career: University Professor of Gerantology AARP, since 1989, Professor of Sociology, since 1977, Chief, Laboratory of Social Organization and Behavior, Preceptor in Sociology, since 1971, and Principal Investigator, Socio-Cultural Contexts of Aging, since 1972, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Assistant Professor, 1967-70; Associate Professor, 1970-71). Member of Executive Board, Sociology of Education, since 1967; Member of Ed. Board, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Los Angeles, since 1973. Fellow in Adult Development and Aging, 1963-67, and Research Coordinator of the Cross-National Study of Patterns of Aging, 1965-67, University of Chicago. Member, Finance Committee, Gerontological Society, Washington, 1973-75. Publications: The Social Psychology of Aging, 1973. EDITOR: (with J. Robertson) Grandparenthood, 1985; (with J.E. Birren) Emergent Theories of Aging, 1989; (with K.W. Schaie) The Course of Later Life: Research and Reflections, 1989. Address: University of Southern California, Andrus Gerontology Center, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089, U.S.A.