Why old people are more happy: They have learnt to avert their eyes from things likely to bring them down

The Daily Mail:

Older people are happier than younger adults because, simply, they avert their eyes from things that are likely to make them upset, research shows.

The finding explains research that has shown that older adults display more positive emotions and are quicker to regulate out of negative emotional states than younger adults.

Given the declines in cognitive functioning and physical health that tend to come with age, we might expect that age would be associated with worse moods, not better ones.

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