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(p. 3) A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological ageing 

(p. 3) A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological ageing
(p. 3) A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological ageing

K. Warner Schaie

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date: 18 January 2021

This introductory chapter summarizes some of the major theoretical and methodological issues in studying normal ageing from a lifespan perspective. It reviews the normative changes that occur in the domains of intelligence, personality, motivation, and emotion and that provide the context for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of emotional disorders in old age, and raises some cautions regarding the pervasive prevalence of ageism in psychological research and practice.

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