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Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study

Author: George E Vaillant
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Vaillant
ISBN: 9780674059825 0674059824 9780674503816 0674503813
OCLC Number: 903489773
Description: xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Maturation makes liars of us all --
The proof of the pudding : to flourish for the next sixty years --
A short history of the grant study --
How childhood and adolescence affect old age --
Maturation --
Marriage --
Living to ninety --
Resilience and unconscious coping --
Alcoholism --
Surprising findings --
Summing up.
Responsibility: George E. Vaillant.

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At a time when people are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers welcome news for old age: our lives evolve in our later years and  Read more...

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Vaillant concludes that personal development need never stop, no matter how old you are. At an advanced age, though, growth consists more in finding new hues and shades in one's past than in Read more...

 
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