Psychology of Aging
People are living longer, more individuals can expect to spend more time in retirement than those in previous generations did. Aging is a natural process, but a healthy lifestyle can do much to slow the degeneration of body and mind. A positive attitude about aging can increase a person’s will to live, making them more resilient to illness and more proactive about health.
Ageism: Stereotypes & Myths
Aging is a highly individualized and complex process, yet it continues to be stereotyped. Stereotypes of aging include assumptions and generalizations about how people at or over a certain age should behave, and what they are likely to experience, without regard for individual differences or unique circumstances.
Aging & Life-long Learning
People who open themselves up to new learning experiences often find themselves involved in more social experiences and developing new skills also adds a new level of interest to a person’s life. Participating in various activities at an older age allows individuals to develop valuable skills to improve career prospects and expand their professional knowledge.