ERIC Number: EJ281531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Why Are There Old People? Senescence as Biological and Cultural Preparedness for the Transmission of Information.
Mergler, N.L.; Goldstein, M.D.
Human Development, v26 n2 p72-90 Mar-Apr 1983
Biological theories of adaptation are used to generate a model of human cognitive development in which physiological and cognitive change in aged persons can be understood as an adaptive stage of development. Related literature is reviewed that focuses on the elderly as information transmitters and on the psychology of "telling." (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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