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TRUJILLO GARCIA, Sergio; TOVAR GUERRA, Claudia  and  LOZANO ARDILA, Martha Cecilia. The comformist elder, an optimismt with experience?: Resoundings of a study in an elderly population in Soacha and Sibaté and the psychological aspects of their quality of life. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.2, pp.263-268. ISSN 1657-9267.

One of the tensions found in the Interpretation from the psychology of the Quality of Life and Its Dimensions in Old Age Adults from the Soacha and Sibaté Municipalities (Cundinamarca, Colombia) research project is the one between optimism and conformism, or, in other words, that between a positive possible future perception or learned helplessness. This article is about this tension, present in the narratives of the old-age participants.

Keywords : old age; quality of life; optimism; conformity.

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