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Ruth, Jan-Erik – Adult Education in Finland, 1983
Gerontological research started in Finland comparatively late. These research efforts have been limited in scope in the past. Theory building was scarce, as well as multidisciplinary efforts to investigate concommitantly different levels of aging. (SSH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Educational Gerontology, Life Style
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Ruth, Jan-Erik; Birren, James E. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 1985
Young adults, middle-aged, and old persons (n=150) participated in a study of creativity and age. Results showed age differences in creativity to the disadvantage of the old. Reduced speed of information processing, lower level of complexity, and decreased willingness to risk original solutions by age are offered as explanations. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Creativity