The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy and so it goes. And there is something to worry about though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that contrary to common wisdom our sense of well-being actually increases with our age - often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time Greenstein and Holland - on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old - explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why through the course of a lifetime we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal intergenerational friendship as well as a broad array of research from many different areas - including social psychology anthropology neuroscience the humanities psychiatry and gerontology - Lighter as We Go introduces compassion justice community and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.
- Addresses the trade-off between the known negatives of aging and the less often acknowledged gains
- Explains how the real positives of aging can be obscured by younger generations' unrealistic fear of it
- Represents a thoughtful approach to the discussion of human aging through positive encouragement
- Two generations of authors weave science with engaging stories
Karakteristieken ISBN Lighter As We Go ( Virtues Character Strengths and Aging ). Type boekomslag: Hardcover, Taalversie: Engels, Aantal pagina's: 312 pagina's. Minimum bestelhoeveelheid: 1 stuk(s)
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