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The Resource Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study, George E. Vaillant

Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study, George E. Vaillant

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Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study
Title
Triumphs of experience
Title remainder
the men of the Harvard Grant Study
Statement of responsibility
George E. Vaillant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before. Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted the physical and emotional health of over 200 men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classic Adaptation to Life reported on the men's lives up to age 55 and helped us understand adult maturation. Now George Vaillant follows the men into their nineties, documenting for the first time what it is like to flourish far beyond conventional retirement. Reporting on all aspects of male life, including relationships, politics and religion, coping strategies, and alcohol use (its abuse being by far the greatest disruptor of health and happiness for the study's subjects), Triumphs of Experience shares a number of surprising findings. For example, the people who do well in old age did not necessarily do so well in midlife, and vice versa. While the study confirms that recovery from a lousy childhood is possible, memories of a happy childhood are a lifelong source of strength. Marriages bring much more contentment after age 70, and physical aging after 80 is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age 50. The credit for growing old with grace and vitality, it seems, goes more to ourselves than to our stellar genetic makeup. - Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaillant, George E.
Dewey number
305.310973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1090.3
LC item number
.V35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Life Expectancy
  • Men's Health
Label
Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study, George E. Vaillant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maturation makes liars of us all -- The proof of the pudding: to flourish for the next sixty years -- A short history of the grant study -- How childhood and adolescence affect old age -- Maturation -- Marriage -- Living to ninety -- Resilience and unconscious coping -- Alcoholism -- Surprising findings -- Summing up
Control code
792887462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 457 pages
Isbn
9780674059825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)792887462
Label
Triumphs of experience : the men of the Harvard Grant Study, George E. Vaillant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maturation makes liars of us all -- The proof of the pudding: to flourish for the next sixty years -- A short history of the grant study -- How childhood and adolescence affect old age -- Maturation -- Marriage -- Living to ninety -- Resilience and unconscious coping -- Alcoholism -- Surprising findings -- Summing up
Control code
792887462
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 457 pages
Isbn
9780674059825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012028519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)792887462

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