Successful Aging in Societies of Long Living: The Model of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation.

Article in Edited Volumes
(Book chapter)


Publication Details

Author(s): Lang F, Rohr M
Editor(s): J. Wright
Title edited volumes: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 2nd edition
Pages range: 667 - 672
Language: English


Abstract


The processes and outcomes of successful aging are viewed in a life-span developmental

perspective that emphasizes adaptive person-environment transactions across adulthood and

the maximization of gains while minimizing losses. The chapter is organized around three

questions: (a) What is successful aging?, (b) How is successful aging different from normal or

pathological aging?, and (c) What are processes that lead to successful aging? - The model of

selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) points to a standard of optimality in

successful life management in old age.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Lang, Frieder Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie
Rohr, Margund Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie


How to cite

APA:
Lang, F., & Rohr, M. (2015). Successful Aging in Societies of Long Living: The Model of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation. In J. Wright (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 667 - 672).

MLA:
Lang, Frieder, and Margund Rohr. "Successful Aging in Societies of Long Living: The Model of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Ed. J. Wright, 2015. 667 - 672.

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