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Triumphs of Experience
Author: George E. Vaillant

ISBN: 9780674059825
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 15 October 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 15.2 x 4.0
Description:


At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before.



Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classicAdaptation to Life reported on the men's lives up to age 55 and helped us understand adult maturation. Now George Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement.



Reporting on all aspects of male life, including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies, and alcohol use (its abuse being by far the greatest disruptor of health and happiness for the study's subjects),Triumphs of Experience shares a number of surprising findings. For example, the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do s...

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