New York Magazine:
Aging doesn’t occur in a vacuum. All sorts of factors ranging from genetic influence to support networks can alter what it means to get older and potentially face new, unfamiliar physical and emotional challenges. Andresearch has shown (PDF) that a big part of successfully adapting to these challenges is maintaining a positive attitude about the process.
A new study in Psychological Science asks whether one way of helping people “stay on the sunny side” might be through implicit priming — a process most commonly performed by flashing a word on a screen so quickly that it escapes conscious notice but can still affect future thoughts and actions (or so a lot of research has shown).
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