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ERIC Number: EJ1145661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
The Importance of Developmental Science for Aging Research
Wurm, Susanne; Ziegelmann, Jochen P.; Tesch-Römer, Clemens
International Journal of Developmental Science, v6 n1-2 p75-77 2012
In this essay we argue that our societal and individual beliefs about aging can have an influence on the aging process. We give a brief illustration how life-span developmental theories have undergone a process of development themselves in the last years. Hereby it is essential that old age is conceptualized as a result of a lifelong aging process that can be influenced by individual action. Finally, we illustrate how developmental science can contribute to research on aging and on old age and discuss a number of research desiderata.
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Language: English
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