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Learning As We Age with guest Laura Carstensen

Stanford Radio

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.


19 Aug 2019

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Learning As We Age with Laura Carstensen

School's In

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.


18 Aug 2019

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Growing Bolder: Joey Grey; Dr. Laura Carstensen; Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom; Dominique Browning

Growing Bolder

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.


10 Feb 2019

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Episode 12: Social and Emotional Aging (with Laura Carstensen)

On Wisdom

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)


23 Jan 2019

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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.


21 May 2018

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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.


15 Feb 2014

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LFPL's At the Library Series

Dr. Laura L. Carstensen, who founded Stanford University's Longevity Center, will discuss her book "A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity."

13 Sep 2011