Desired lifetime and end-of-life desires across adulthood from 20 to 90: a dual-source information model.

@article{Lang2007DesiredLA,
  title={Desired lifetime and end-of-life desires across adulthood from 20 to 90: a dual-source information model.},
  author={Frieder R. Lang and Paul B. Baltes and Gert G. Wagner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={P268-76}
}
How long do people want to live, and how does scientific research on aging affect such desires? A dual-source information model proposes that aging expectations and desires are informed differently by two sources: personal experiences on the one hand, and scientific and societal influences on the other. Two studies with independent German national samples explored desires regarding length of life and end of life among adults between the ages of 20 and 90. FINDINGS ARE: First, desired lifetime… CONTINUE READING