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PSY 180 - Psychology of Aging - Textbook

Chapter 11: Table of Contents

Chapter 11: Lifelong Happiness, Successful Living and Aging

Chapter Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the importance of relationships in affecting longevity.
  • Examine finding from the Harvard Adult Development Study.
  • Identify research suggestions about how to age successfully.


Chapter Key Points

  • Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.
  • The Harvard Adult Development Study is the most comprehensive and longest running research study that examines aging and longevity.
  • One secret to aging well is to embrace aging itself.

(Learning Objectives, Key Points, and Basic Terms content by Professor Stacey Cooper is licensed under CC BY 4.0.)