Publicación del Artículo Envejecer generativamente: Una propuesta desde el modelo del buen vivir

Neurama. Revista Electrónica de Psicogerontología
Vol. 6 (2019)

This article presents a theoretical review on aging, moving from a biomedical perspective focused on deficit and loss, towards a perspective that promotes aging generatively, integrating the cultural and psychosocial implications of “good living” in the Chilean context. This approach seeks to promote an education for life (De Souza, 2011), through the emergence of behaviors and relational dynamics based on a multidimensional and heterogeneous conception of human development, prompting awareness of how people can take charge of themselves (Escobar, Franco & Duque, 2011) to the extent that they develop generative behaviors, achieving a sense of integrity, autonomy and maturity throughout the life cycle. For this, a set of cultural practices and generative actions are systematized, such as the maintenance of healthy lifestyles (González & De la Fuente, 2014), the permanent cognitive and emotional stimulation (Brown, Peiffer & Martins, 2013), the self-care (Hernández, 2019), attention to requests of help and care of their peers (Erikson, 2000), as factors that would contribute to their active involvement in their communities, promoting the recognition and evaluation of the elderly as human being autonomous and flexible, capable of contributing with their experience and wisdom in the construction of an inclusive, respectful and fair society.
Keywords: Aging; Optimal aging; Generativity; Good Living; Human Development.

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Sandoval-Obando, E.; Serra, E. y Zacarés, J. (2019). Envejecer Generativamente: Una Propuesta desde el Modelo del Buen Vivir. Neurama. Revista Electrónica de Psicogerontología, 6(2), 16-26. Recuperado de

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