Geropsychology: the gender gap in human aging--a mini-review.

Abstract:

:Differences between women and men in terms of gender gaps at late stages of their lives are the focus of this mini-review. We approach the matter by taking up the position of complex yet promising standpoints, the bio-psycho-social perspective on the one hand and approaches of developmental psychology on the other. Lifespan perspectives and the brain-behavior relationship are integrated and applied to geropsychological models. Research on gender differences is presented and examined, particularly regarding physiological and psychological differences between aging men and women; additionally, gender discrepancies in psychopathology are discussed. Prevailing concepts of 'active aging' are introduced and their implications for the review of divergent gender differences are considered.

journal_name

Gerontology

journal_title

Gerontology

authors

Kryspin-Exner I,Lamplmayr E,Felnhofer A

doi

10.1159/000323154

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-01-01 00:00:00

pages

539-48

issue

6

eissn

0304-324X

issn

1423-0003

pii

000323154

journal_volume

57

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