C is for Laura Carstensen: Older People Are Happier

Laura is Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at Stanford University.

She is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

She is also the author of A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial Security.

In the video above Laura describes why older people often tend to become happier.

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You can discover more about this work at the Stanford site. Here is an excerpt.

The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to redesign long life.

The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.


A Long Bright

Here is another video in which Laura describes the various aspects of aging.

Many people feel happier as they get older and they also have so much to give to other people. Laura believes that:

“If we capitalise on the very real strengths of older people, then added years of life can dramatically improve quality of life at all ages.”

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