Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 15, 2019.
Laura Carstensen examines the effects of a rapid increase in human life expectancy. The founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity dissects trends that have created an aging population. In her lecture, she lays out the “new map of life” for people to follow to thrive as they age.
Carstensen is also a professor of psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford.
“The speed with which these changes took place, my colleagues and I maintain, is the reason that aging feels so tense for many of us — that it feels different and awkward and frightening,” Carstensen says.
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