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Pathways to healthy aging: Risks, Resources and Resilience in Midlife


Margie Lachman's lecture will focus on midlife as a pivotal period in the life course and more specifically the risk and protective factors that lead to individual differences in the course of aging.

The lecture is open to all interested.

Antecedents of cognitive and physical health in later life will be examined using empirical examples from the National Study of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), a longitudinal survey of 7,000 adults ages 24 and 95. Results support a multisystem prescription for a combination of modifiable psychosocial and behavioral factors, including a sense of control, supportive social relationships, and frequent physical exercise, as protective for 10-year declines in health and cognitive functioning. In concert, the results suggest there are ways to "take control" of the aging process, so as to prevent, slow, or compensate for aging-related changes.

Lecturer: Margie Lachman, professor in psychology at Brandeis University (MA, USA) is one of the leading researchers within lifespan development and the field of midlife and adult development and aging. In her research she focuses on the impact of psychosocial and behavioral factors on aging related changes in health and cognition.

Date: 9/19/2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Categories: Psychology

Organizer: Department of Psychology

Location: Department of Psychology, Haraldsgatan 1

Additional information:

Contact person: Anne Ingeborg Berg

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