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Fauth, Elizabeth B.; Gerstorf, Denis; Ram, Nilam; Malmberg, Bo – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Developmental processes are inherently time-related, with various time metrics and transition points being used to proxy how change is organized with respect to the theoretically underlying mechanisms. Using data from 4 Swedish studies of individuals aged 70-100+ (N = 453) who were measured every 2 years for up to 5 waves, we tested whether…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Foreign Countries
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Infurna, Frank J.; Ram, Nilam; Gerstorf, Denis – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Perceived control plays an important role for health across adulthood and old age. However, little is known about the factors that account for such associations and whether changes in control (or control trajectory) uniquely predict major health outcomes over and above mean levels of control. Using data from the nationwide Americans' Changing…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Death, Predictor Variables, Mortality Rate