Laura Carstensen: 'I'm Suggesting We Change the Way We Work'
The Long View
Our guest on the podcast today is Laura Carstensen. She is professor of psychology at Stanford University, where she is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Professor in Public Policy and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Her research focuses on the motivational and emotional changes that occur with age and the influence such changes have on cognitive processing. She is the author of a A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University.BackgroundBioStanford Center on LongevityA Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity, by Laura Carstensen, Ph.D.The Pandemic“Age Advantages in Emotional Experience Persist Even Under Threat From the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Laura L. Carstensen, Yochai Z. Shavit, and Jessica T. Barnes, journals.sagepub.com, Oct. 26, 2020.“A Life-Course Model for Healthier Ageing: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Laura L. Carstensen, Ashley Jowell, and Michele Barry, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, October 2020.Longevity“Growing Old or Living Long: Take Your Pick,” by Laura L. Carstensen, issues.org, Winter 2007.“Laura Carstensen’s TED Talk: Older People Are Happier,” ted.com, April 2012.“Retire at 80!—So Says University Professor and Longevity Expert,” by Perry Brissette, perrybrissette.medium.com, July 4, 2018.“Opinion: We Need a Major Redesign of Life,” by Laura Carstensen, washingtonpost.com, Nov. 29, 2019.“Longevity and Retirement: An Expert on Aging Explains How Retirement Is Being Redefined,” Fidelity Viewpoints, fidelity.com, Feb. 3, 2021.“Boomers: Less Tied to Friends and Family as Others Are,” by Laura L. Carstensen, nextavenue.org, May 31, 2016. “Exercise Holds Immediate Benefits for Affect and Cognition in Younger and Older Adults,” by Candace L. Hogan, Jutta Mata, and Laura L. Carstensen, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, June 2013.“How Merrill Lynch Is Planning for Its Customers to Live to 100,” by Susan Wilner Golden and Laura L. Carstensen, harvardbusinessreview.org, March 4, 2019.“There’s a New Way of Living Thanks to Longevity,” wealthchoice.com, May 16, 2019.“Selective Narrowing of Social Networks Across Adulthood Is Associated With Improved Emotional Experience in Daily Life,” by Laura L. Carstensen and Tammy English, researchgate.net, March 2014. “Leveraging Goals to Incentivize Healthful Behaviors Across Adulthood,” by Laura L. Carstensen, Teja Chemudupati, Jessica T. Barnes, Candice L. Hogan, and Sarah Raposo, researchgate.net, July 2020.Cognitive Decline“Selective Narrowing of Peripheral Social Networks Predicts Poor Long-Term Cognition in Old Age,” by Laura L. Carstensen, Hsiao-Wen Liao, and Yochai Shavit, researchgate.net, November 2019.“Integrating Cognitive and Emotion Paradigms to Address the Paradox of Aging,” by Laura L. Carstensen, researchgate.net, November 2018.“The Theory Behind the Age-Related Positivity Effect,” by Laura L. Carstensen and Andrew E. Reed, frontiersinpsychology.org, Sept. 27, 2012.“The Positivity Effect: A Negativity Bias in Youth Fades With Age,” by Laura L. Carstensen and Marguerite DeLiema, researchgate.net, February 2018.“Alternative Retirement Paths and Cognitive Performance: Exploring the Role of Preretirement Job Complexity,” by Laura L. Carstensen, Dawn C. Carr, Robert Willis, and Ben Lennox Kail, thegerentologist.com, April 2020.Messaging to Older AdultsHal Hershfield“Your Message to Older Adults Is Outdated,” by Hal Hershfield and Laura L. Carstensen, harvardbusinessreview.org, July 2, 2021.
Human life expectancy increased more in the 20th Century than it did in all prior years of human existence combined! This has meaningful impact on how we should think about our health, careers, families, and government programs. Laura Carstensen is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and the author ofA Long, Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity. She is also a Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy. Laura is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has served on the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society and the National Advisory Council. In addition to many other honors, Laura has earned a Guggenheim Fellowship. She received her B.S. From the university of Rochester rand her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University. Learn more about her work at the Stanford Center on Longevity here === SUPPORT THE SHOW: ✍️ RATE / REVIEW Crazy Money: >> http://ratethispodcast.com/crazyMoney CONNECT WITH PAUL: 📸 Instagram: >> https://www.instagram.com/crazymoneypodcast/ 🌍 Facebook (Crazy Money Listeners Group): >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/446049973036596 About Crazy Money: Unlike traditional personal finance shows, Crazy Money is not about how to make a million bucks, how to beat the stock market, or how to save money by switching credit cards. It is about deciding what role we want money to play in our lives and how we can use it to be our best selves. Topics covered include: philosophy, happiness, contentment, meaning, dreams, purpose, success, society, mental health, Buddhism, Stoicism, the hedonic treadmill, morality, mid-life crisis, business, work, careers, authors, books, consumerism, values, capitalism, economics, investing, saving, spending, personal finance, charity, philanthropy, altruism, affluence, wealth management, culture, society, status, ambition, accomplishment. Perfectionism Listen to my new Crazy Moneyinterviews with Mobyand LL COOL J
School's In with Dan Schwartz and Denise Pope:"Learning As We Age with guest Laura Carstensen"Do brain-training exercises really work to strengthen memory and learning as we get older? Originally aired on SiriusXM on August 17, 2019.Recorded at Stanford Video.
Do brain-training exercises really work to strengthen memory and learning as we get older? Guest Laura Carstensen, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Stanford professor of Public Policy, weighs in on the conversation.
Growing Bolder: Joey Grey; Dr. Laura Carstensen; Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom; Dominique Browning
It's never too late. Just ask Joey Grey, the Oscar-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning actor, who discovered a new career in his 70s. Or the magazine editor who lost her job to the economy but gained a new life. Or the physician who is partnering with her patients to teach them how to prevent or even reverse diseases.
Episode 12: Social and Emotional Aging (with Laura Carstensen)
Life expectancy increased more in the 20th century than in the entire prior history of humanity combined. With many more of us now getting the opportunity to live into old age, what do we have to look forward to? Do our social and emotional lives degrade in step with our physical bodies as we age, or do we in fact get much happier as we get older? How does the sense of ‘time-left’ impact our wisdom, behaviour and priorities? Laura Carstensen joins Igor and Charles to discuss individual and societal aspects of human aging. We focus on the implications and opportunities of recent extraordinary gains in life expectancy, the socio-emotional selectivity theory, the positivity effect, the thorny issue of increasing retirement age, and the surprising role of time-horizons in how we choose to spend our time. Igor alerts us to the cultural differences and the positive impact old people have on a work team’s productivity, Laura reassures us that no-one ever wants to repeat their twenties, and Charles learns of the dangers of young people trying to think like old people as a route to happiness. Welcome to Episode 12.Special Guest: Laura Carstensen.Links:Stanford Center on LongevityOlder People are Happier - Laura Carstensen (TED Talk)A Long Bright Future - Laura Carstensen (Book)Redesigning Long Life: Uncommon Approaches for Unprecedented Challenges - Laura Carstensen (Stanford Big Data talk) Socioemotional Selectivity Theory and the Regulation of Emotion in the Second Half of Life - Carstensen, Fung, Charles (2003)Integrating cognitive and emotion paradigms to address the paradox of aging - Carstensen (2018)Taking time seriously. A theory of socioemotional selectivity - Carstensen, Isaacowitz, Charles (1999)The influence of a sense of time on human development - Carstensen (2006)Emotional experience improves with age: evidence based on over 10 years of experience sampling - Carstensen, Turan, Scheibe, Ram, Ersner-Hershfield, Samanez-Larkin, Brooks, Nesselroade (2011)Psychological Perspectives on Successful Aging: The Model of Selective Optimization with Compensation - Baltes P, Baltes M (1990)A cultural perspective on emotional experiences across the life span - Grossmann, Karasawa, Kan, Kitayama (2014)
The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen
AARP Washington State Podcast
Are older people happier? Can the last third of our lives be our best years, both for ourselves and for contribution to society? Dr. Laura Carstensen says yes! Dr. Carstensen is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University. She maintains that the doubling of our lifespans over the past century could be the greatest cultural achievement in human history. But we've got to take advantage of it. Hear Dr. Carstensen's thoughts on how to be happy and productive in old age in this interview with AARP's Doug Shadel. Learn more about Dr. Carstensen and the Stanford University Center for Longevity at longevity.stanford.edu.
WMC Live #70: Gloria Feldt, Ariel Levy, Dr. Laura Carstensen. (Original Airdate 2/15/2014)
Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
Robin rises to take on the Catholic Little Sisters of the Poor—and cracks up over the Pussy Riot purge. Guests include: activist Gloria Feldt on the Take the Lead conference; New Yorker writer Ariel Levy; and Dr. Laura Carstensen, expert on longevity and happiness.