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Functional approaches to lifespan development - Editorial


Röcke, Christina; Jäncke, Lutz; Martin, Mike (2012). Functional approaches to lifespan development - Editorial. GeroPsych, 25(4):185-188.

Abstract

Most of lifespan research focuses on age-related changes and plasticity as early markers of decline or performance improve- ments achieved through training interventions. This special issue on functional approaches to lifespan development focuses on age-related stabilization in complex functions such as cognitive and motor performance and well-being on the levels of brain and behavior. One central question focuses on what elements have to change for individually important outcomes to remain stable in old age, putting the many experimental studies on the plasticity of elementary processes in the context of the recognition that aging individuals most often successfully manage their development and maintain high levels of functioning. Aging research will profit from understanding the processes and potentials of lifespan developmental stabilization.

Abstract

Most of lifespan research focuses on age-related changes and plasticity as early markers of decline or performance improve- ments achieved through training interventions. This special issue on functional approaches to lifespan development focuses on age-related stabilization in complex functions such as cognitive and motor performance and well-being on the levels of brain and behavior. One central question focuses on what elements have to change for individually important outcomes to remain stable in old age, putting the many experimental studies on the plasticity of elementary processes in the context of the recognition that aging individuals most often successfully manage their development and maintain high levels of functioning. Aging research will profit from understanding the processes and potentials of lifespan developmental stabilization.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
08 University Research Priority Programs > Dynamics of Healthy Aging
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 15:37
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 17:37
Publisher:Hogrefe & Huber
ISSN:1662-9647
Additional Information:DEUTSCH:«Diese Artikelfassung entspricht nicht vollständig dem in der Zeitschrift veröffentlichten Artikel. Dies ist nicht die Originalversion des Artikels und kann daher nicht zur Zitierung herangezogen werden». ENGLISCH: «This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in [Journal Title]. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.» DEUTSCH:«Diese Artikelfassung entspricht nicht vollständig dem in der Zeitschrift veröffentlichten Artikel. Dies ist nicht die Originalversion des Artikels und kann daher nicht zur Zitierung herangezogen werden». ENGLISCH: «This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in [Journal Title]. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.» DEUTSCH:«Diese Artikelfassung entspricht nicht vollständig dem in der Zeitschrift veröffentlichten Artikel. Dies ist nicht die Originalversion des Artikels und kann daher nicht zur Zitierung herangezogen werden». ENGLISCH: «This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in [Journal Title]. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.» DEUTSCH:«Diese Artikelfassung entspricht nicht vollständig dem in der Zeitschrift veröffentlichten Artikel. Dies ist nicht die Originalversion des Artikels und kann daher nicht zur Zitierung herangezogen werden». ENGLISCH: «This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in [Journal Title]. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.»
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000069

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