The Indian summer of life. A preliminary study of septuagenarians.


In 1981, 45 men, then average age 70, all of whom are long-term subjects in the Terman Study of the Gifted (begun in 1921), were interviewed at UCLA, and most were seen biannually to date. From the transcribed interview sessions, exact word counts (and some concordances) were constructed. The present report focuses on changes in vocabulary (1981-1987) of 11… (More)


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