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Feb 26 2018 | Naples Daily News
This article covers the annual Imagine Solutions conference. Dr. Carstensen, describes how a three-stage approach to life — spending one's youth getting an education, followed by decades of work and raising a family, and then retirement — does not work when people are living decades longer. “It’s...
Feb 13 2018 | Forbes
This opinion article focuses on ways to find happiness as a caregiver. Dr. Carstensen illuminates the importance of relationship quality, citing socioemotional selectivity theory. Relationship quality is paramount as we get older and our time horizons shrink, and an artifact of this is the tendency...
The article centers around whether there is an ideal age, and if so, what that age would be. Dr. Carstensen draws attention to the fact that there are too many variables in play to determine one ideal age for everyone.
Jan 11 2018 | Forbes
There is not a conventionally accepted term for describing an individual who is between middle age and old age, as well as that stage of life in general. This article examines possible solutions. One term endorsed by Dr. Carstensen was "perennial." She describes this word as impying that people...
This AARP podcast raises the question of whether older people are happier people. Dr.Carstensen responds to this important question by citing the doubling of our lifespans over the past century, and its implications to society and culture. She puts forth some suggestions for increasing overall...

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