Aging and Socio-Psychological Adaptation
Socio-psychological adaptation constitutes a process of man’s adaptation to the changing conditions of life, depending on his psycho-physiological personality features. In aging there takes place an essential biological restructuring of the organism. Dramatic life events, e.g., retirement, occur to the aged. A success (or failure) of the adaptation depends on intricate social and biological interactions that mould individual psychology during a whole life-course. It seems important in this context to have a clear notion, first, about age changes of the personality and, second, about influences of health and a number of social factors on the aging person’s ability to adapt themselves to a new lifestyle during retirement.
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