Issues of Age and Health

  • Monisha Pasupathi
Part of the The Plenum Series in Culture and Health book series (PSCH)


Knowing the age of people tells us something about their physical health. It also tells us something about their cognitive abilities, accumulated knowledge, coping strategies, and environment. Age tells us what kinds of historical events people have lived through, what their daily activities and concerns might be, and how others might perceive their abilities. Not surprisingly, age is an important variable for health psychology.


Prospective Memory Elderly Adult Clinical Gerontology Major Organ System Infant Mental Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monisha Pasupathi
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStanford UniversityStanford

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