Psychological Perspectives on the Changing Nature of Retirement

American Psychologist, April 2011

10 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2015

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Kenneth Shultz

California State University, San Bernardino

Mo Wang

University of Florida - Department of Management

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

The concept and the process of retirement are rapidly evolving. As a result, psychologists are in a unique position to understand and explain the dynamics behind the changing face of retirement. We begin this article with a brief overview of the history of retirement and then note the various definitions used when studying retirement. We then propose that taking a temporal view of studying retirement would be most advantageous for psychologists. Psychological conceptualizations of retirement are then discussed, and we link these conceptualizations to studying the changing nature of retirement. Finally, we conclude with some suggestions for future research in the area of retirement that would be particularly relevant for psychologists to consider.

Keywords: older workers, retirement, work ability, change, psychology, psychological perspectives

Suggested Citation

Shultz, Kenneth and Wang, Mo, Psychological Perspectives on the Changing Nature of Retirement (April 1, 2011). American Psychologist, April 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2631200

Kenneth Shultz

California State University, San Bernardino ( email )

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San Bernardino, CA 92407
United States

Mo Wang (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Department of Management ( email )

United States

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