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Successful Aging: Perspectives from the Behavioral Sciences

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Februar 2008

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Beschreibung

More and more people live into old age. This demographic revolution underscores the fact that old age is the last uncharted and unattended phase of the life cycle.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword; Preface; 1. Psychological perspectives on successful aging: the model of selective optimization with compensation; 2. Medical perspectives upon successful aging; 3. Successful aging in a post-retired society; 4. The optimization of cognitive functioning in old age: predictions based on cohort-sequential and longitudinal data; 5. The optimization of episodic remembering in old age; 6. Peak performance and age: an examination of peak performance in sports; 7. Personal control over development and quality of life perspectives in adulthood; 8. Successful mastery of bereavement and widowhood: a life-course perspective; 9. The Bonn longitudinal study of aging: coping, life adjustment, and life satisfaction; 10. Risk and protective factors in the transition to young adulthood; 11. Avoiding negative life outcomes: evidence from a forty-five year study; 12. Developing behavioural genetics and successful aging; Name index; Subject index.

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'The high quality of both the theoretical and empirical essays make this an up-to-date and valuable contribution to the life-course literature.' Choice
EAN: 9780521435826
ISBN: 052143582X
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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