Empirical findings go to show that accommodative modes of coping with changes as also of everyday problems in aging are more adaptable and more effective. The aim of this study has been to extend the theoretical construct of accommodative flexibility to conditions of practical geronto-psychology. We verified whether it is possible, with the aid of psycho-educational intervention, to purposively stimulate accommodative flexible attitudes in the elderly when dealing with everyday problems. The study presents the first results from an application of the original intervening program reinforcing the accommodative flexibility in the behavior of the elderly, as designed at the Institute of Experimental Psychology.
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