Laura Carstensen PhD, director of the Center on Longevity, has spent most of her career studying the so-called paradox of aging: the counterintuitive finding that older people often report feeling happier — more stable, better adapted — even as their cognitive faculties and physical health decline.
In what Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen calls the “well-being paradox,” growing old brings emotional and cognitive benefits.
“The Stanford Center on Longevity has just published a review of major aging and demographic information and research findings… . As someone who spends a lot of time poring over research studies, it is invaluable to have the major trends captured in a single report.”
Too much time spent sitting presents serious health risks, say researchers convened by the Center on Longevity to explore new areas of research into sedentary behavior.
Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen PhD delivered the Matilda White Riley Award Lecture on “Long Life in the 21st Century.” The prestigious lecture is sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda MD.
A review of The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain notes Center director Laura Carstensen’s research showing that the aging brain appears to selectively focus on positive memories.
The economic crisis in Greece was an inevitable result of the country’s aging population. Government leaders should use the experience to create a “call to action on aging” that would encourage innovative solutions and transformational thinking.
Center director Laura Carstensen discusses stress, happiness and aging.
A new study may change the way people think about turning 50.
Center director Laura Carstensendiscusses methods for researching emotions.