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Special Issue

Ageing and a Biopsychosocial Approach

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editors

Donatella R. Petretto
Professor, Section on Clinical Psychology, Department of Education, Psychology, Philosophy, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://people.unica.it/donatellaritapetretto/
Research Interests: Active ageing; successful ageing; oldest old; cognitive functioning; well-being; partecipation; disability; health and disablement

Roberto Pili
President, Worldwide Community on Longevity, Assemini, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.invecchiamentoattivo.org
Research Interest: Active ageing; genetics; successful ageing; biopsychosocial approach; microbiome

About This Topic

Ageing is a complex phenomenon, related to genetics, constitutional variables, life styles and environmental variables (Pili & Petretto, 2017). The awareness that we are in a special period of progressive ageing of population has led researchers to focus attention on this complex phenomenon, aiming to develop interventions to promote wellbeing and quality of life of ageing people, to prevent and control age-related disorders and diseases and also aiming to help society as a whole to comprehend that the progressive ageing of populations is not merely a negative process nor a positive process. Aiming to control this process, a multidisciplinary approach is needed and an integration between knowledge from the biological and medical aspects of ageing, from the psychological aspects and the social aspects is also needed.

The aim of the Special Issue is to propose a biopsychosocial approach to ageing and to discuss how to integrate knowledge from different fields of study. Last but not least, the aim of the Special Issue is also to propose some critical hints in the analysis of this field.