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Aging Societies and the Ethical Challenges of Long Life  

Allison R. Heid and Steven H. Zarit

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Dec 2018
Individuals are living longer than they ever have before with average life expectancy at birth estimated at 79 years of age in the United States. A greater proportion of individuals are ... More

Anxiety Disorders in Late Life  

Jonathan S. Gooblar and Sherry A. Beaudreau

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent and understudied mental health problems in late life. Specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder are the most ... More

Biodiversity Metrics in Lifespan Developmental Methodology  

Lizbeth Benson and Nilam Ram

In ecological sciences, biodiversity is the dispersion of organisms across species and is used to describe the complexity of systems where species interact with each other and the ... More

Comorbidities of Physical and Psychiatric Syndromes in Later Life  

Lydia K. Manning, Lauren M. Bouchard, and James L. Flanagan

There is a great deal of concern about the increasing number of older adults who suffer from chronic disease. These conditions result in persistent health consequences and have an ongoing ... More

Cultural Values and the Nature of Successful Aging  

Sandra Torres

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Dec 2018
Ideas regarding what it means to age well date back centuries. Gerontological scholarship includes countless conceptual, theoretical, and empirical contributions to how to make sense of ... More

Dynamic Integration Theory  

Manfred Diehl, Eden Griffin, and Allyson Brothers

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Dec 2018
Dynamic integration theory (DIT) describes emotion development across the lifespan, from childhood to old age. In doing so, DIT draws on a number of perspectives, such as equilibrium ... More

HIV/AIDS in Later Life  

Philip Sayegh, David J. Moore, and Pariya Fazeli Wheeler

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Dec 2018
Since the first cluster of people with HIV was identified in 1981, significant biomedical advances, most notably the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART), have led to considerably ... More

Language and Cognitive Aging  

Lori E. James and Sara Anne Goring

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Dec 2018
The questions of whether and why language processes change in healthy aging require complicated answers. Although comprehension appears to be more stable across adulthood than does ... More

New Directions in Theories of Emotion and Aging  

Joseph A. Mikels and Nathaniel A. Young

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Dec 2018
The adult life span is characterized as a time of divergent trajectories. It is a time of compounding losses (such as physical, sensory, and cognitive declines) and is also a time of ... More

Parent–Child Relations and Their Importance for Older Adults  

Kyungmin Kim and Yijung Kim

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Dec 2018
The parent-child relationship is one of the most significant social relations for many individuals. In particular, intergenerational ties to adult children often remain as one of the main ... More

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