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Author Vaillant, George E., 1934-

Title Aging well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development / George E. Vaillant.

Imprint Boston : Little, Brown, ©2002.


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  305.26 VAI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.26 V194    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  305.26 VAI    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.26 VAILLANT    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  305.26 VAILLANT    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.26 V19    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  305.26 VAILLANT    Check Shelf
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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.26 V131A c.2  Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  305.2609 VAILLANT    Check Shelf

Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes errata slip.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The study of adult development -- 2. Ripeness is all : social and emotional maturation -- 3. The past and how much it matters -- 4. Generativity : a key to successful aging -- 5. Keeper of the meaning -- 6. Integrity : death be not proud -- 7. Healthy aging : a second pass -- 8. Retirement, play, and creativity -- 9. Does wisdom increase with age? -- 10. Spirituality, religion, and old age -- 11. Do people really change over time? -- 12. Positive aging : a reprise -- Appendices -- A. The three cohorts -- B. An illustrated glossary of defenses -- C. Methodology for assessing maturity of adaptive mental mechanisms (a.k.a. defenses) -- D. Assessment of childhood scales -- E. Basic trust at age 50 associated with childhood environment and future successful aging -- F. Scale for subjective physical health (instrumental activities of daily living) -- G. Scale for objective mental health (age 50-65) -- H. Scale for objective social supports (age 50-70, Harvard cohort only) -- I. Scale for subjective life satisfaction -- J. Table contrasting the happy-well with the sad-sick and the prematurely dead -- K. Graceful aging scale -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary Argues "that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life"--Back cover.
Subject Aging -- Social aspects -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Aging -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- Longitudinal studies.
Aging -- psychology. (DNLM)D000375Q000523
Aged. (DNLM)D000368
Aged -- psychology. (DNLM)D000368Q000523
Happiness. (DNLM)D006240
Longitudinal Studies. (DNLM)D008137
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Age adulte.
Développement personnel.
Personnes âgées.
Aspects psychologiques.
Aspects sociaux.
Aging -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00800327
Aging -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00800348
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Aging -- Social aspects.
Aging -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies
Longitudinal studies. (OCoLC)fst01423812
ISBN 0316989363
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