TITLE

Discrete Emotions in Later Life

AUTHOR(S)
Chipperfield, Judith G.; Perry, Raymond P.; Weiner, Bernard
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia;Jan2003, Vol. 58 Issue 1, pP23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
More positivity than negativity is demonstrated in this analysis of discrete emotions among 353 communitydwelling individuals from 72 to 99 years old. A complexity in positive emotions was displayed, with more happiness, contentment, and gratitude reported than frustration, sadness, and anger. Our results also imply that another individual's presence may elicit negative emotions such as anger and guilt, whereas perceptions of support may elicit various positive emotions. As expected, certain negative emotions were associated with poor health, with a link between sadness and sickness being most prominent. Of note, poor health did not undermine positive emotions. These findings provide an optimistic view of emotions in later life, even among individuals who are poor, not well educated, and/or physically unwell.
ACCESSION #
9020072

 

Related Articles

  • Predictors of Healthy Brain Aging. McNeal, Melissa Gonzales; Zareparsi, Sepideh; Camicioli, Richard; Dame, Alison; Howieson, Diane; Quinn, Joseph; Ball, Melvyn; Kaye, Jeffrey; Payami, Haydeh // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Jul2001, Vol. 56 Issue 7, pB294 

    Studies the predictors of healthy brain aging in elderly individuals. Importance of maintaining normal cognitive functions; Characteristics of subjects; Incidence of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in Older Primary Care Patients: Defining a Clinical Severity Gradient Corresponding to Differences in Health Status, Functioning, and Health Service Use. McIntyre, Jack; Cheal, Karen; Bartels, Steve; Durai, U. N.; Herr, Betsy McDonel; Quijano, Louise; Llorente, Maria; Ware, James H.; Costantino, Giuseppe; Miller, Chris; Kirchner, Joanne; Levkoff, Sue E. // Ageing International;Jun2008, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p93 

    Anxiety and depression are common psychiatric disorders affecting older persons. To explore the relationships between these disorders and client characteristics, we examined data from the baseline phase of PRISM-E, a multisite randomized trial comparing two models of service delivery for older...

  • Mental stimulation at oldest ages increases cognitive ability. Ryan, Patricia // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);Apr2012, Vol. 12 Issue 15, p1 

    The article reports that frequent mental stimulation in old age can lead to better cognitive functioning, according to research published in the April 10, 2012 issue of the journal "Neurology."

  • Active ageing can reverse mental decline.  // Bold;Aug2013, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p30 

    The article focuses on active ageing which can reverse the decline in mental health. It says that according to the survey, older people with mild cognitive disorder may return to normal brain function if they keep mentally and physically active and open to new experiences. According to professor...

  • Patterns of cognitive function in aging: the Rotterdam Study. Hoogendam, Yoo; Hofman, Albert; Geest, Jos; Lugt, Aad; Ikram, Mohammad // European Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2014, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p133 

    Cognitive impairment is an important hallmark of dementia, but deterioration of cognition also occurs frequently in non-demented elderly individuals. In more than 3,000 non-demented persons, aged 45-99 years, from the population-based Rotterdam Study we studied cross-sectional age effects on...

  • Age Differences in Descriptions of Emotional Experiences in Oneself and Others. Löckenhoff, Corinna E.; Costa Jr., Paul T.; Lane, Richard D. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia;Mar2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, pP92 

    We analyzed language use to examine age differences in people's representations of their own emotions as compared with those of others. Participants (N = 365, aged 18-85 years, M = 42.8, SD = 19.2) read hypothetical emotion-eliciting scenarios and described how they themselves and the social...

  • La estimulación cognoscitiva: un elemento esencial para la salud mental del adulto mayor. Esmit Aroca, Franci; Castro, Sandra Patricia; María Márquez, Elsa // WFOT Bulletin;May2011, Vol. 63, p36 

    Old age is one of the stages of the life cycle that generates conditions which may produce changes in people's quality of life. Therefore, as part of the Occupational Therapist's practice, it is necessary to design and provide activities to promote the maintenance of autonomy and independence...

  • As We Age, Crankiness May Be a Sign of High Intelligence. Palmer, Louise Danielle // Spirituality & Health;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p36 

    The article discusses research being done by psychologists at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland on the psychological aspect of aging. New research suggests that older people with above-average intelligence tend to have a more disagreeable nature. Based on study results, while...

  • By way of an introduction. Samuels, Steven C. // Geriatrics;Jan2004, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p42 

    Discusses psychiatric referral for geriatric patients. Key geriatric stressors; Referral of patients who are unresponsive to the first choice treatment agent; Assurance given to patients on the expertise and experience of a psychiatrist; Development of a working relationship between the primary...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics