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Implications of emerging areas for psychology education and training: the case of geropsychology

ByROCÍO FERNÁNDEZ-BALLESTEROS

Introduction Rapid population growth among older adults around the world means there is an increased need for psychologists to apply their scientifi c knowledge about ageing, age, and the aged (Birren, 1996a), with the principal objective of increasing quality of life and well-being throughout the life cycle.