Issues of Age and Health
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.
KeywordsProspective Memory Elderly Adult Clinical Gerontology Major Organ System Infant Mental Health
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