≪Organizer Abstract≫
How traumatized older adults perceive their aging, and whether and when their perceptions reinforce or attenuate long-term traumatic effects on mental health is under-studied. This session provides a broad-scoped view of these questions. The first presentation introduces evidence linking PTSD symptoms, subjective age and distance to death with aging. The second presentation shows that age identity, rather than chronological age, modulates daily stress. The third presentation demonstrates another example of how subjective age and distance-to-death are more relevant than chronological age, this time in modifying the relationship between PTSD symptoms and posttraumatic growth. The fourth presentation shows the buffering effect of longer warning time for missiles attack on PTSD symptoms among older adults with high missiles' exposure. The fifth presentation focuses on aging and death anxieties among second-generation Holocaust survivors. Together, these presentations add to our understanding of perceptions of aging and their role in late-life adaptation to traumatic exposure.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms as a Function of the Interactive Effect of Subjective Age and Subjective Distance-to-Death along the Life-Span

[Speaker] Bodner, Ehud:1
[Co-author] Cohen-Fridel, Sara:2, Hoffman, Yaakov:3, Shrira, Amit:3
1:Bar Ilan University (Israel), 2:School of Education and The Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel (Israel), 3:The Interdisciplinary Department for Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel (Israel)

Age Differences in Control Strategies in Everyday Life Fabrics

[Speaker] Hou, Wai Kai:1
[Co-author] Ma, Mark Tsz Wah:1
1:The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Hong Kong)

Feeling Young and Less Troubled: A Youthful Subjective Age Buffers the Negative Effect of Daily Hassles

[Speaker] Shrira, Amit:1
[Co-author] Bodner, Ehud:1
1:Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

Subjective Age and Distance-to-Death as Moderators the Association between Posttraumatic stress Disorder Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth among Older Adults

[Speaker] Palgi, Yuval:1
1:university of Haifa (Israel)

The Relationship between Missile Warning Time and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Young and Older Adults

[Speaker] Hoffman, Yaakov:1
[Co-author] Shrira, Amit:1, Bodner, Ehud:1, Cohen-fridel, Sara:1, Grossman, Ephraim:1
1:Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

[Discussant] Hall, Brian J:1
1:University of Macau & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Macao)

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