Emotion in Later Life

@article{Lawton2001EmotionIL,
  title={Emotion in Later Life},
  author={M. Powell Lawton},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={120 - 123}
}
  • M. Lawton
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Recent research investigating emotion in old age suggests that autonomic responsiveness diminishes with age. The experiential aspects of emotion, however, show less marked age differences. Despite the health-related and social losses of old age, research findings on changes in the frequency and valence of affect in old age are inconsistent, and those studies that have reported changes have found only small ones. Studies of emotion regulation have found evidence of increasing self-regulatory… 
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