Emotional experience improves with age: evidence based on over 10 years of experience sampling.

  title={Emotional experience improves with age: evidence based on over 10 years of experience sampling.},
  author={Laura L. Carstensen and Bulent Turan and Susanne Scheibe and Nilam Ram and Hal Ersner-Hershfield and Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Kathryn Pauline Brooks and John R. Nesselroade},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={26 1},
Recent evidence suggests that emotional well-being improves from early adulthood to old age. This study used experience-sampling to examine the developmental course of emotional experience in a representative sample of adults spanning early to very late adulthood. Participants (N = 184, Wave 1; N = 191, Wave 2; N = 178, Wave 3) reported their emotional states at five randomly selected times each day for a one week period. Using a measurement burst design, the one-week sampling procedure was… CONTINUE READING
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