Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult Development (Google eBook)
In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching a happy, healthy old age. He explains precisely why some people turn out to be more resilient than others, the complicated effects of marriage and divorce, negative personality changes, and how to live a more fulfilling, satisfying and rewarding life in the later years. He shows why a person's background has less to do with their eventual happiness than the specific lifestyle choices they make. And he offers step-by-step advice about how each of us can change our lifestyles and age successfully. Sure to be debated on talk shows and in living rooms, Vaillant's definitive and inspiring book is the new classic account of how we live and how we can live better. It will receive massive media attention, and with good reason: we have never seen anything like it, and what it has to tell us will make all the difference in the world.
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Review: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult DevelopmentUser Review - Goodreads
George Vaillant is one of my thought-heros. A leading academic, researcher and writer, he does not seek the spotlight but earns complete trust. The findings in this book have stood up to a decade of ...
Review: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Study of Adult DevelopmentUser Review - Kathy - Goodreads
I read this book about 10 years ago when it first came out and I thought it was really good, so I wanted to re-read it now that I'm closer to being old. I didn't get as much out of it this time. I ... Read full review
RIPENESS IS ALL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL
THE PAST AND HOW MUCH IT MATTERS
GENERATIVITY A KEY TO SUCCESSFUL AGING
KEEPER OF THE MEANING
HEALTHY AGING A SECOND PASS
RETIREMENT PLAY AND CREATIVITY
DOES WISDOM INCREASE WITH AGE?
DO PEOPLE REALLY CHANGE OVER TIME?
POSITIVE AGING A REPRISE