Aging in Culture
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AbstractThis article reviews the empirical studies that test socioemotional aging across cultures. The review focuses on comparisons between Western (mostly North Americans and Germans) and Eastern cultures (mostly Chinese) in areas including age-related personality, social relationships, and cognition. Based on the review, I argue that aging is a meaning-making process. Individuals from each cultural context internalize cultural values with age. These internalized cultural values become goals that guide adult development. When individuals from different cultures each pursue their own goals with age, cultural differences in socioemotional aging occur.
All Author(s) ListFung HH
Journal nameGerontologist,Gerontologist
Year2013
Month6
Day1
Volume Number53
Issue Number3
PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Pages369 - 377
ISSN0016-9013
eISSN1758-5341
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAttention; Memory; Personality; Social relationship; Socioemotional selectivity theory
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGeriatrics & Gerontology; Gerontology; GERONTOLOGY

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