By Hans-Werner Wahl,Herrmann Brenner,Heidrun Mollenkopf,Dietrich Rothenbacher,Christoph Rott

he major target of the publication is to supply an interdisciplinary remedy of a suite of key problems with present growing older study, i.e., well-being, competence, and wellbeing and fitness. those key matters are addressed in keeping with 3 converging learn streams: social-ecological examine, which assumes that significant techniques and results of aging corresponding to daily competence are formed by means of social and physical-spatial environments; geropsychology study, that's pushed via a life-span developmental perception of getting older; and epidemiology, which deals such a lot basic illness, functionality and prevention-related info. all the 3 significant examine instructions are defined through a brief creation, via 3 chapters treating in an empirical demeanour most up-to-date key study questions. All chapters are then additionally mentioned by way of well known growing old experts.

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