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During this quantity wonderful students discover and observe the theoretical types of continuity and discontinuity to their examine in grownup improvement. The chapters deal with the various ways that continuity is stricken by switch over the lifestyles direction, in addition to how participants negotiate and continue an important continuities through adaptive swap. issues comprise grownup existence crises, sickness, sibling relationships, and gender id. every one bankruptcy is through an insightful remark. This booklet is a tribute to Bernice L. Neugarten for her contributions to the sector of grownup improvement, including the idea that of continuities. members comprise W. Andrew Achenbaum, Robert H. Binstock, James Birren, Bertram J. Cohler, Margaret Hellie Huyck, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, Sheldon S. Tobin, Lillian E. Troll, Steven H. Zarit, and others.

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Health promotion plays a potentially important role in reducing the risk or postponing the onset of illness and frailty. Physical activity in the elderly is associated with a host of health and rehabilitative benefits (Sallis, Haskell, & Fortmann, 1986; Surgeon General's Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging, 1987). Health promotion practices such as regular exercise, healthful diets, and substance avoidance have been shown to reduce the risks of disease and impairment (Guralnik & Kaplan, 1989).

Age differences in coping with chronic illness. Psychology in Aging, 2(2), 164-170. Filipp, S. (1992). Could it be worse? The diagnosis of cancer as a prototype of traumatic life events. In L. Montada, S. Filipp, & M. ), Life crises and experiences of loss in adulthood (pp. 23-56). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. French, J. , & Cobb, S. (1974). Adjustment as person-environment fit. In G. V Coelho, D. A. Hamburg, & J. E. ), Coping and adaptation (pp. 316-333). New York: BasicBooks. , & Herzog, A. (1995).

Societies may also limit or maximize social supports and financial resources available to older adults. Conceptual Underpinnings Our model is predicated on a proactive view of aging, which is consistent with Neugarten's (1974) comments about purposive aspects of human adaptation and Reker, Peacock, and Wong's (1987) view of the older individual as an active, self-constructing, self-reflecting agent embedded in social, cultural, and historical contexts. The major exposition of this orientation within an ecological framework has been offered in Lawton's (1989) work on environmental proactivity.

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