Predictors of subjective age and emotional health in the elderly



This article describes the importance of the subjective age in understanding mental health in middle and old age. This phenomenon of positive illusions age estimates. Concretized the concept of emotional health. Presents the factors influencing the self-perception of age in later life. Within the framework of empirical research shows that elderly persons multikomorbidnost diseases, changes in emotional health are all factors influencing the subjective age and its components.

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Keywords: chronological age, subjective age, aging, emotional health, old age

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Melehin A., Sergienko E.A. Predictors of subjective age and emotional health in the elderly. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2015. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 185–201. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2015080316. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Aleksey Melehin, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor, Stolypin Humanitarian Institute, clinical psychologist of the highest qualification category, somnologist, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena A. Sergienko, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Principal researcher, Laboratory of Psychology of the development of the subject in normal and post-traumatic states, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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