SELECTIVE OPTIMIZATION WITH COMPENSATION

Method employed in productive aging to adjust to physical and intellectual deficits related to growing older. Entails accentuating and reinforcing those capabilities impacted only slightly by the aging process (optimization) and generating new ways of sustaining function in those aspects which are greatly impacted (compensation).

SELECTIVE OPTIMIZATION WITH COMPENSATION: "Seniors can improve their overall health by practicing selective optimization with compensation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE OPTIMIZATION WITH COMPENSATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-optimization-with-compensation/ (accessed February 13, 2020).
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