ERIC Number: ED229712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Psychology of Aging in America: A Historical Account of Theoretical Developments.
Rogers, Sharon; Luepnitz, Roy
This document traces theoretical developments in the psychology of aging during the last 50 years. The concept of theory is discussed as well as the bringing together of theories to form a model. After summarizing the early beginnings of American interest in aging, the work of major theoreticians is explored including Hall (senescence), Thorndike (learning theory), Miles (testing), Terman (testing), and Cowdry (modern gerontology). The founding of relevant organizations is also described, including the gerontology unit within the National Institute of Health; the Gerontological Society of America; and Division 20 of the American Psychological Association, formerly entitled Maturity and Old Age, and now known as Adult Development and Aging. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (28th, Dallas, TX, April 15-17, 1982).