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Laura Carstensen:
Older people are happier

TEDxWomen 2011 · 11:38 · Filmed Dec 2011
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In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! Psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.

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Laura Carstensen is the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and has extensively studied the effects on wellbeing of extended lifetimes. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxWomen 2011, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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