Resilience

How Can Resilience Impact Health?
, Resilience

How we handle adversity can have big effect on how adverse events affect us. In light of this, researchers have turned their attention to resilience,…

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How-Tos for Savoring the Joys in Life
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jennifer Smith, Resilience

How do you respond during positive experiences in your life? Sometimes, in the midst of a happy moment, we are already focused on the next…

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Reflections on Aging, Irony & Wisdom
, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Jordan Stein, Resilience

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”—Charlie Chaplin To paraphrase the wise comedian, life is ironic—a paradox that sometimes…

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Does Having a Sense of Purpose Affect Longevity?
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Previous studies have led researchers to consider having a purpose in life as an indicator of healthy aging. One reason for this was the association…

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Why Are Older Adults So Happy?
, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Resilience

Their bodies and minds are slowly deteriorating, yet research consistently finds that older adults say they’re happier on average than people half their age. So,…

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Giving to Others Reduces Impact of Stress, Eliminating the Association of Stressful Events With Mortality
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

A recent study by Michael Poulin and colleagues in the American Journal of Public Health looks at the impact that giving to others can have…

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How Participation in Sports Influences the Experience of Aging
, Resilience

A study in the Journal of Aging Studies explores how participation in sports influences older adults’ understanding of age and aging. In particular, the study…

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Aging Well Despite Chronic Illness
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Physical health is an important aspect of successful aging. However, given the fact that almost three-fourths of older adults in the United States have two…

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Dietary Resilience: Eat Well to Age Well
, Health & Wellness, Resilience

Adequate nutrition is crucial for healthy aging. Older adulthood often brings many social and health changes that can make it difficult to sustain a healthy…

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Aging and Older Adults' Reactions to Daily Stressors
, Cognitive Health, Resilience

A recent study published in Psychology and Aging further supports that the aging process positively contributes to older adults’ ability to preserve their affective well-being.…

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Coping with Regret in Adulthood
, Resilience

A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed a new link between older adults’ ability to effectively cope with regrets and engaging in…

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Cumulative Lifetime Adversity and Resilience
, Resilience

A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology lends a fresh perspective to Friedrich Nietzsche’s famous quote, “That which does not…

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