Table of contents for Successful aging : perspectives from the behavioral sciences / edited by Paul B. Baltes and Margret M. Baltes.

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Foreword D. L. Magnusson
Preface and acknowledgments P. B. Baltes and M. M. Baltes
1. Psychological perspectives on successful aging: the model of selective optimisation with compensation P. B. Baltes and M. M. Baltes
2. Medical perspectives upon successful aging J. F. Fries
3. Successful aging in a 'post-retired' society D. L. Featherman, J. Smith and J. G. Peterson
4. The optimisation of cognitive functioning in old age: predictions based on cohort-sequential and longitudinal data K. W. Schaie
5. The optimisation of episodic remembering in old age L. Backman, T. Mantyla and A. Herlitz
6. Peak performance and age: an examination of peak performances in sports K. A. Ericsson
7. Personal control over development and quality of life perspectives in adulthood J. Bradtstadter and B. Baltes-Gotz
8. Successful mastery of bereavement and widowhood: a life course perspective C. B. Wortman and R. C. Silver
9. The Bonn longitudinal study of aging (BOLSA): coping, life adjustment, and life satisfaction G. Rudinger and H. Thomae
10. Risk and protective factors in the transition to young adulthood B. Maughan and L. Champion
11. Avoiding negative life outcomes: evidence from a forty-five year study G. E. Vaillant
12. Developmental behavioral genetics and successful aging N. L. Pedersen and J. R. Harris.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Aged Longitudinal studies, Aging Psychological aspects Longitudinal studies, Aged Health and hygiene Longitudinal studies