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Triumphs of Experience : The Men of the Harvard Grant Study

Author: George E Vaillant
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
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At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before. Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Psychological aspects
Social aspects Longitudinal studies
Social aspects
Psychological aspects Longitudinal studies
Research Methodology
Men's Studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George E Vaillant
ISBN: 9780674059825 0674059824
OCLC Number: 840442454
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Cast of protagonists (decathlon score) --
1 Maturation makes liars of us all --
2 The proof of the pudding --
3 A short history of the grant study --
4 How childhood and adolescence affect old age --
5 Maturation --
6 Marriage --
7 Living to ninety --
8 Resilience and unconscious coping --
9 Alcoholism --
10 Surprising findings --
11 Summing up --
Appendixes --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: George E. Vaillant.
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A fascinating account of the 268 individuals selected for the Harvard Study of Adult Development... Vaillant has done a wonderful job summarizing the study, discussing its major findings, and Read more...

 
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