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Thinking with your head and your heart: age differences in everyday problem-solving strategy preferences.
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PMID:  25233062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Age and gender differences in perceived effectiveness of problem-focused and emotion-regulatory problem-solving strategies were examined. Using the Q-sort methodology, young, middle-aged, and older participants were asked to rank order, on a continuum from least to most effective, a wide range of possible strategies for dealing with 4 hypothetical, interpersonal problem situations. In addition to global problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies, analyses were conducted on an expanded 10-category system, including 3 problem-focused and 7 emotion-focused categories. In general, participants preferred problem-focused over emotion-focused strategies. However, older adults preferred a combination of problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies, whereas middle-aged and younger age groups preferred problem-focused strategies only, as their top choices. Qualitative age and gender differences were also found in the types of strategies endorsed, particularly for the emotion-focused strategies.
Authors:
T L Watson; F Blanchard-Fields
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1382-5585     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614434     Medline TA:  Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-40     Citation Subset:  -    
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