Concluding Remarks and Future Implications

  • Sofia von Humboldt
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 15)


This chapter lays out the areas in which progress related to adjustment to aging may be made in the next few years. The first area is theoretical developments to adjustment to aging. It is likely that in the following years, researchers place more emphasis on the development of refutable formulations of adjustment to aging. Theoretical developments are expected to be gradually produced, from the realization that consistent research findings may contribute to the further exploration of the construct of adjustment to aging in all its multidimensionality. The second area includes policy interventions focused on adjustment to aging. Suggestions for future research, as well as a discussion of the implications of the findings for policy formulation and interventions, will be addressed. This chapter concludes with a third section, which reviews the cultural complexity of adjustment to aging. Old people are sources of culture, experience and knowledge. Hence, effective policy interventions with older adults will strongly benefit from reliable culture-adapted research about adjustment to aging.


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  • Sofia von Humboldt
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