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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Emotions and ageing: modern paradigms and directions

Strizhitskaya O.Y., Ph.D. in Psychology, associate professor, Faculty of Psychology, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Saint-Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, o.strizhitskaya@spbu.ru
Abstract
The article is devoted to the study of the emotional sphere of elder people. Emotions are the basic mental functions that allow a person to orient quickly in the environment, creating a background area for everything around them. Emotions have the ability to give a person additional strengths or vice versa lead to apathy. In this regard, the study and understanding of age-related changes in the period of ageing is an important basis for adaptation of elderly people to the late stages of ontogenesis. This article discusses the Western approaches to understanding emotional processes during aging, reveals the paradox of aging, provides the most current trends in study of emotional manifestations.

Keywords: emotions, aging, elderly age

Column: General psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2017060308

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