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Psychology of Aging Mental Well-Being The psychology of aging deals primarily with how to become more authentic as we age, how to further develop a mental well-being that is most consistent with who we truly are as individuals.
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The Ninety-Year Plan If you estimate you will inhabit the Earth until you reach into your ninetieth year, you can use an obvious baseball metaphor to represent your aging life. At 60 you are in the sixth inning of a nine-inning game, and you are – congratulations – manager of the home team. With 60 being the first decade of the final third of the game, reaching that milestone, in my opinion, means you can officially be called “old.” READ MORE 14 Personality Types of Early Old Agers I started reading a lot about aging when I had turned 62 and wanted to stay abreast of the best ways and means to age gracefully and productively. More than anything else I wanted to find information about how to pursue life as close as possible to my true and authentic self. I think this kind of feeling is common among early older agers, those in their fifties or early sixties. It’s a period when new approaches to how you spend your time start creeping into your daily thoughts and activities (the if-not-now-when mindset). READ MORE Scholars on Aging Series: Transcendence My latest research expedition has been taking me around information focused on the self and happiness. I started with two excellent sources on this topic who are French: Michael Dambrun, psychology professor at University Clermont Auvergne, and Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk. READ MORE R U Cosmically Gerotranscendent? I have been following the psychology-based literature about transcendence in old age, with a close eye on the theory of gerotranscendence (GT), which has elements of self-transcendence and cosmic transcendence, as championed by Swedish Psychologist Lars Tornstam, who came up with the theory in the 1980s. READ MORE Researching Meaning in Life Brings Disturbing Realization I recently took a popular psychology test that measures whether or not you experience meaning in your life, as well as how engaged and motivated you are in finding or deepening your life’s meaning. It’s called the Meaning in Life Questionnaire, developed by Michael F. Steger, a psychology professor at Colorado State University. READ MORE
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”               - Carl Jung
Hope for an Afterlife: A Depth Psychology Point of View Perhaps the most prodigious of all hopes in life is our preoccupation with what comes after we have lived our life in full. We hope there is something more, something that transcends all the materialistic facts about our molecules and atoms and the ultimate death of our brains, something beautiful and meaningful that our conscious and unconscious minds have been touching upon throughout our days on Earth. READ MORE
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Psychology of Aging Mental Well-Being The psychology of aging deals primarily with how to become more authentic as we age, how to further develop a mental well-being that is most consistent with who we truly are as individuals.
The Ninety-Year Plan If you estimate you will inhabit the Earth until you reach into your ninetieth year, you can use an obvious baseball metaphor to represent your aging life. At 60 you are in the sixth inning of a nine-inning game, and you are – congratulations – manager of the home team. With 60 being the first decade of the final third of the game, reaching that milestone, in my opinion, means you can officially be called “old.” READ MORE 14 Personality Types of Early Old Agers I started reading a lot about aging when I had turned 62 and wanted to stay abreast of the best ways and means to age gracefully and productively. More than anything else I wanted to find information about how to pursue life as close as possible to my true and authentic self. I think this kind of feeling is common among early older agers, those in their fifties or early sixties. It’s a period when new approaches to how you spend your time start creeping into your daily thoughts and activities (the if- not-now-when mindset). READ MORE Scholars on Aging Series: Transcendence My latest research expedition has been taking me around information focused on the self and happiness. I started with two excellent sources on this topic who are French: Michael Dambrun, psychology professor at University Clermont Auvergne, and Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk. READ MORE RU Cosmically Gerotranscendent? I have been following the psychology- based literature about transcendence in old age, with a close eye on the theory of gerotranscendence (GT), which has elements of self- transcendence and cosmic transcendence, as championed by Swedish Psychologist Lars Tornstam, who came up with the theory in the 1980s. READ MORE Researching Meaning in Life Brings Disturbing Realization I recently took a popular psychology test that measures whether or not you experience meaning in your life, as well as how engaged and motivated you are in finding or deepening your life’s meaning. It’s called the Meaning in Life Questionnaire, developed by Michael F. Steger, a psychology professor at Colorado State University.  READ MORE Scholars on Aging Series: Early Studies on the Psychology of Aging So far my excursion into the psychology of aging as it relates to older adults has introduced me to several interesting scholars who have been writing about how we can continue to progress toward higher and more widespread levels of human flourishing. READ MORE
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”               - Carl Jung
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