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Mobility and Opportunity Across the Lifespan

Observer November December 2021

Six articles explore the science of what changes, and what stays the same, as we age.

Childhood Residue in the Aging Body : Science explores the formidable link between our earliest life experiences and our health in old age. 

Mighty Mitochondria : Could the powerhouse of the cell also hold the secrets to healthy aging? 

A Lifetime of Learning: Age-related changes in healthy adults may reflect shifting priorities more than cognitive decline. 

Up-and-Coming Voices: Previews of research by early-career psychological scientists on aging and lifespan development. 

Gender, Dopamine, and a Closed Gas Station: A “safe” retirement investment put this cognitive psychologist’s lifetime of learning to the test. 

In Their Own Words: Lives Lost in 2021: Excerpts from the research of a few of the remarkable psychological scientists we said goodbye to this year.

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