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Author Bergeman, Cindy S.

Title Aging : genetic and environmental influences / Cindy S. Bergeman
Published Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (161 pages)
Series Individual differences and development ; v. 9
Sage series on individual differences and development ; v. 9
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Aging Differently -- 2. Biological Aging: A Quantitative Genetic Perspective -- 3. Origins of Psychological Aging -- 4. "Nature" of Social Aging -- 5. Human Behavioral Genetics and Aging
Summary Why do people age differently? Gerontological research has indicated that there are large individual differences in personality, cognitive functioning, physical health, psychological well-being and quality of life in old age. This book explores this variability. Following an overview of family, adoption and twin studies of genetic and environmental influences on ageing, the author examines such topics as: longevity and health research; cognitive functioning, personality and psychopathology; and social support, life events and family environment measures. The book concludes with a summar
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Subject Aging.
Behavior genetics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452249857 (electronic bk.)
9781452249858 (electronic bk.)