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The Berlin Aging Study : Aging from 70 to 100 :  Aging from 70 to 100 - Paul B. Baltes

The Berlin Aging Study : Aging from 70 to 100

Aging from 70 to 100

By: Paul B. Baltes (Editor), Karl Ulrich Mayer (Editor)

Paperback Published: March 2001
ISBN: 9780521000031
Number Of Pages: 552

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The present and future of our society are shaped by an ever-increasing proportion of old and very old people. The Berlin Aging Study is one of the largest interdisciplinary efforts to explore old age and aging. Unique aspects of the Berlin Aging Study are the spectrum of scientific disciplines involved, the range of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research topics, the focus on very old age (70 to over 100 years), and the empirical reference to a representative heterogenous urban population. The study's first cross-sectional findings on intellectual abilities, self and personality, social relationships, physical health, functional capacity, medical treatment, mental disorders such as depression and dementia, socioeconomic conditions, activities, everyday competence, subjective well-being, and gender differences are reported in depth in this book. The study was carried out in the context of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences study group on 'Aging and Social Development'. The authors primarily conduct their research at the Berlin Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Free University of Berlin, and the Humboldt University, Berlin.

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'An outstanding contribution to gerontological studies. It is based on an excellent data source, the collection of which is a great achievement in and of itself. Written by a group of distinguished experts the chapters meet the highest scientific standards and the book is likely to be consulted by scholars in a wide range of fields. It is truly a landmark in the study of aging.' British Journal of Sociology

Theoretical Orientations and Methods
The Berlin Aging Study: sample, design, and overview of measures
Sample selectivity and generalizability of the results from the Berlin Aging Study
Generational experiences of old people in Berlin Ineke Maas
Six individual biographies from the Berlin Aging Study
Major Results from the Four Research Units
Morbidity, medication, and functional limitations in old age
Psychiatric illnesses in old age Hanfried Helmchen
Trends and profiles of psychological functioning in very old age
Socioeconomic conditions and social inequalities in old age
Interdisciplinary Findings
Men and women in the Berlin Aging Study
Social relationships in old age Michael Wagner
Self, personality, and life regulation: facets of psychological resilience in old age
Limits and potentials of intellectual functioning in old age
Sensory systems in old age Michael Marsiske
Everyday competence in old and very old age: theoretical considerations and empirical findings
On the significance of morbidity and disability in old age Markus Borchelt
Utilization of medical and nursing care in old age
Sources of well-being in very old age
Overview and Outlook
What do we know about old age and aging?
Conclusions from the Berlin Aging Study
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ISBN: 9780521000031
ISBN-10: 0521000033
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.25 x 18.09  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.98