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Aging, Physiological and Behavioral Concomitants of

  1. Barry A. Edelstein1,
  2. Jeffrey L. Goodie2,
  3. Ronald R. Martin3

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0029

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Edelstein, B. A., Goodie, J. L. and Martin, R. R. 2010. Aging, Physiological and Behavioral Concomitants of. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West Virginia University

  2. 2

    Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences

  3. 3

    University of Regina, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Aging is accompanied by many physiological changes, with behavioral and psychological concomitants. To illustrate, we describe selected age-related physiological changes in two sensory systems (vision and hearing) and in the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, and we review the resulting effects of these changes on behavioral and psychological phenomena. Readers should note that many of these changes are not inevitable consequences of aging.