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Cognitive Shields

Some brains stay strong despite showing all the biological signs of dementia. Psychological science is identifying specific lifestyle defenses against cognitive decline. ... More>


The Liberation of Growing Old


Opting Out of Adulthood Is Becoming More Common


Will Retirement Pay You a ‘Happiness Bonus’?


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Talkin’ About Your Generation

Scientists have long debated how economic and societal trends, such as the Great Depression or the 1960s counterculture movement, influence personality development. But using novel ways to analyze data across time, psychological researchers have identified specific attributes — like empathy and incivility — that are more prevalent in some birth cohorts than in others. ... More>