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


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.



Focus Area of Individual Faculties


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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