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The Resource Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development, George E. Vaillant

Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development, George E. Vaillant

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Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development
Title
Aging well
Title remainder
surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development
Statement of responsibility
George E. Vaillant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Argues "that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.260973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
LC item number
V35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
2002 B-660
Label
Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development, George E. Vaillant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes errata slip
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-358) and index
Contents
1. The study of adult development -- 2. Ripeness is all : social and emotional maturation -- 3. The past and how much it matters -- 4. Generativity : a key to successful aging -- 5. Keeper of the meaning -- 6. Integrity : death be not proud -- 7. Healthy aging : a second pass -- 8. Retirement, play, and creativity -- 9. Does wisdom increase with age? -- 10. Spirituality, religion, and old age -- 11. Do people really change over time? -- 12. Positive aging : a reprise -- Appendices: A. The three cohorts -- B. An illustrated glossary of defenses -- C. Methodology for assessing maturity of adaptive mental mechanisms (a.k.a. defenses) -- D. Assessment of childhood scales -- E. Basic trust at age 50 associated with childhood environment and future successful aging -- F. Scale for subjective physical health (instrumental activities of daily living) -- G. Scale for objective mental health (age 50-65) -- H. Scale for objective social supports (age 50-70, Harvard cohort only) -- I. Scale for subjective life satisfaction -- J. Table contrasting the happy-well with the sad-sick and the prematurely dead -- K. Graceful aging scale
Control code
ocm46472304
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 373 p.
Isbn
9780316989367
Lccn
2001030651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)46472304
Label
Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development, George E. Vaillant
Publication
Note
Includes errata slip
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-358) and index
Contents
1. The study of adult development -- 2. Ripeness is all : social and emotional maturation -- 3. The past and how much it matters -- 4. Generativity : a key to successful aging -- 5. Keeper of the meaning -- 6. Integrity : death be not proud -- 7. Healthy aging : a second pass -- 8. Retirement, play, and creativity -- 9. Does wisdom increase with age? -- 10. Spirituality, religion, and old age -- 11. Do people really change over time? -- 12. Positive aging : a reprise -- Appendices: A. The three cohorts -- B. An illustrated glossary of defenses -- C. Methodology for assessing maturity of adaptive mental mechanisms (a.k.a. defenses) -- D. Assessment of childhood scales -- E. Basic trust at age 50 associated with childhood environment and future successful aging -- F. Scale for subjective physical health (instrumental activities of daily living) -- G. Scale for objective mental health (age 50-65) -- H. Scale for objective social supports (age 50-70, Harvard cohort only) -- I. Scale for subjective life satisfaction -- J. Table contrasting the happy-well with the sad-sick and the prematurely dead -- K. Graceful aging scale
Control code
ocm46472304
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 373 p.
Isbn
9780316989367
Lccn
2001030651
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)46472304

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