Margret Maria Baltes

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Margret Maria Baltes (born March 8, 1939 in Dillingen / Saar , † January 28, 1999 in Berlin ) was a German psychologist and gerontologist .

Margret Baltes studied at the Universities of Freiburg (1958–59) and Saarbrücken (1959–63). At the latter she received her degree in psychology (MA) in 1963. After working as a clinical psychologist and research assistant from 1964 to 1969, she received her doctorate from 1969 to 1973 at West Virginia University in experimental psychology.

From 1973 to 1980 she was initially an assistant professor and from 1978 an associate professor at the College of Human Development at Pennsylvania State University . After a visiting professorship in the Department of Gerontopsychiatry at the Free University of Berlin (1980–84), she became Professor of Psychological Gerontology at the Institute of Psychology there in 1984. She was married to the psychologist and geriatric researcher Paul B. Baltes . Together they received the Longevity Prize of the IPSEN Foundation in 2000 .

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