Studying the various facets of emotional aging
2014 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 5, 1007Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To study emotional aging is to study a very multi-faceted concept. In particular, the study of emotion and aging covers a wide range of topics. Taking a closer look, domains of functioning can be differentiated such as pertaining to the experiential nature of emotion or its regulation, as well as social-cognitive processes associated with the perception of emotion in others or emotion-related attention and memory retrieval. Importantly, evidence over the last two decades suggests that not all of these functional domains are negatively affected by the aging process. Rather late-life development in emotion-related functional domains is characterized by multi-directionality, in that aging seems to be associated with deterioration in abilities related to emotion perception and increased difficulty remembering (particularly negative compared to positive) emotional information, while emotional experience and emotion-regulatory capacities appear to remain relatively preserved or even improve with age.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 5, 1007
emotional aging, emotion perception, emotion-related cognition, emotion experience, emotion regulation, multi-faceted
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107663DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107663DiVA: diva2:749257