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A Continuity Theory of Normal Aging

A Continuity Theory of Normal Aging Abstract Continuity Theory holds that, in making adaptive choices, middle-aged and older adults attempt to preserve and maintain existing internal and external structures; and they prefer to accomplish this objective by using strategies tied to their past experiences of themselves and their social world. Change is linked to the person's perceived past, producing continuity in inner psychological characteristics as well as in social behavior and in social circumstances. Continuity is thus a grand adaptive strategy that is promoted by both individual preference and social approval. Theory, Adaptation to aging, Normal aging, Continuity This content is only available as a PDF. © 1989 The Gerontological Society of America http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Gerontologist Oxford University Press

A Continuity Theory of Normal Aging

The Gerontologist , Volume 29 (2) – Apr 1, 1989

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Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© 1989 The Gerontological Society of America
ISSN
0016-9013
eISSN
1758-5341
DOI
10.1093/geront/29.2.183
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Abstract

Abstract Continuity Theory holds that, in making adaptive choices, middle-aged and older adults attempt to preserve and maintain existing internal and external structures; and they prefer to accomplish this objective by using strategies tied to their past experiences of themselves and their social world. Change is linked to the person's perceived past, producing continuity in inner psychological characteristics as well as in social behavior and in social circumstances. Continuity is thus a grand adaptive strategy that is promoted by both individual preference and social approval. Theory, Adaptation to aging, Normal aging, Continuity This content is only available as a PDF. © 1989 The Gerontological Society of America

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The GerontologistOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 1989

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