Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well – being increases with our age — often even in the presence of illness or disability. On a joint venture between a fifty year old and an 85 year – old, Greenstein and Holland 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 inter – generational friendship as well as a broad array of research from many different areas— including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology—Lighter As We Go tells us how compassion, justice, community, and culture can help us lead better lives as we grow older.
Lighter As We Go: Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging
- From the Publisher
May 18, 2015
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