Purposeful Engagement, Healthy Aging, and the Brain.

@article{Ryff2016PurposefulEH,
  title={Purposeful Engagement, Healthy Aging, and the Brain.},
  author={Carol D. Ryff and Aaron S. Heller and Stacey M. Schaefer and Carien M. van Reekum and Richard J. Davidson},
  journal={Current behavioral neuroscience reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          318-327
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Research on psychological well-being in later life has identified strengths and vulnerabilities that occur with aging. We review the conceptual and philosophical foundations of a eudaimonic model of well-being and its empirical translation into six key dimensions of positive functioning. We also consider its implications for health, broadly defined. RECENT FINDINGS Numerous findings from national longitudinal samples of U.S. adults are described. They show declining scores… CONTINUE READING
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