Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

Laura Carstensen
TED

“When we recognize that we don’t have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.” (Laura Carstensen)

In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen 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.

Laura Carstensen is the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and has extensively studied the effects on wellbeing of extended lifetimes. Full bio »

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