Older age may offset genetic influence on affect: The COMT polymorphism and affective well-being across the life span.

Abstract

The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT_Val158Met) genetic polymorphism has been linked to variation in affective well-being. Compared with Val carriers, Met carriers experience lower affective well-being. In parallel, research on aging and affective experience finds that younger adults experience poorer affective well-being than older adults. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/pag0000085

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@article{Turan2016OlderAM, title={Older age may offset genetic influence on affect: The COMT polymorphism and affective well-being across the life span.}, author={Bulent Turan and Tamara L. Sims and Sasha E Best and Laura L. Carstensen}, journal={Psychology and aging}, year={2016}, volume={31 3}, pages={287-294} }