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    Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study (CD-Audio) By (author) Professor of Psychiatry George E Vaillant, Read by Don Hagen

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    DescriptionAt 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 two hundred men, starting with their undergraduate days. The now-classic "Adaptation to Life" reported on the men s lives up to age fifty-five 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 "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 seventy, and physical aging after eighty is determined less by heredity than by habits formed prior to age fifty. The credit for growing old with grace and vitality, it seems, goes more to ourselves than to our stellar genetic makeup.

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    Triumphs of Experience
    The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Psychiatry George E Vaillant, Read by Don Hagen
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781482973259
    ISBN 10: 1482973251

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC subject category V2: JMB
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000, PSY043000
    Abridged Dewey: 155
    BIC subject category V2: JMD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55320
    Edition statement
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Imprint name
    Blackstone Audiobooks
    Publication date
    15 December 2013