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European Journal of Ageing

European Journal of Ageing

Social, Behavioural and Health Perspectives

Editors: D.J.H. Deeg; H.-W. Wahl; M. Aartsen

ISSN: 1613-9372 (print version)
ISSN: 1613-9380 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10433

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2009 M. Powell Lawton Award

Wahl, x, Author
Prof. Hans-Werner Wahl, co-editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Ageing, Springer's premier journal in social, behavioral and health related aging research, is the recipient of the 2009 M. Powell Lawton Award of the Gerontological Society of America.
The award recognizes significant contributions in the area of applied gerontology. Prof. Wahl received the award during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the GSA in Atlanta in November 2009.

About the M. Powell Lawton Award 

"...Nominations should be responsive to the following guidelines:
  • Description and documentation of the nominee's contribution, including originality and creativity.
  • Demonstration of the innovation's positive impact over a sustained period.
  • Evidence of replication by others or dissemination.
  • The significance of the contribution in improving the lives of older persons.
  • An explanation of how the candidate exemplifies the qualities of the late M. Powell Lawton, including evidence of leadership, commitment to mentorship, humility, and respect.
The Gerontoligical Society of America

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    The European Journal of Ageing: Social, Behavioural and Health Perspectives is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the understanding of ageing in European societies and the world over.

    • EJA publishes original articles on the social, behavioral and population health aspects of ageing and encourages an integrated approach between these aspects.
    • Emphasis is put on publishing empirical research (including meta-analyses), but conceptual papers (including narrative reviews) and methodological contributions will also be considered.
    • EJA welcomes expert opinions on critical issues in ageing.
    • By stimulating communication between researchers and those using research findings, it aims to contribute to the formulation of better policies and the development of better practice in serving older adults.

    To further specify, with the term "social" is meant the full scope of social science of ageing related research from the micro to the macro level of analysis. With the term "behavioural" the full scope of psychological ageing research including life span approaches based on a range of age groups from young to old is envisaged. The term "population health-related" denotes social-epidemiological and public health oriented research including research on functional health in the widest possible sense.

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