Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Exploding the misery myth

Fri, April 11, 2014 | POB 2.302

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for a seminar presentation

Spring 2014 Colloquia

Department of Human Development & Family Sciences

POB 2.302

Friday, April 11




Dr. Laura Carstensen

Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, Director, Stanford Center on Longevity


Laura L. Carstensen is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and a noted expert on socioemotional selectivity theory, a life-span theory of motivation.  For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, and in 2005 she was honored with a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With her students and colleagues, she has published more than 100 articles on life-span development.

Recent Publications:

A Long Bright Future

Laura L. Carstensen


The Influence of a Sense of Time on Human Development

Laura L. Carstensen, Science (2006)


Growing Old or Living Long: Take Your Pick

Laura L. Carstensen,  published in “Issues in Science and Technology”, NAS Winter(2006)


Aging and the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Emotion

Laura L. Carstensen, Joseph A. Mikels, Mara Mather                                                        

Handbook on the Psychology of Aging, Academic press (2006)

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