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A Positive Psychology Approach to Aging Well

Four Lessons for Growing Old with a Positive State of Mind

Robert Hill • 6/19/2017

By Robert Hill - The question of interest in the 21st century has turned from "How long will I live?" to "If I'm going to live a long time, how can I be happy in the process?" From a practical point of view, it would seem that growing old portends misery, not happiness. However, in spite of the harsh realities of aging, most of us believe that old age is still worthwhile. Here's why.

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Positive Aging

Robert Hill • 9/13/2014

From a practical point of view, it would seem that growing old portends misery, not happiness. However, in spite of the harsh realities of aging, most of us believe that old age is still worthwhile. This optimistic attitude has been fueled by the Positive Psychology movement, which champions the idea that how we think about our day-to-day living shapes what it means to be happy.

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Strategies for the Aging Brain: Coping with Memory Loss

Robert Hill • 9/1/2010

Too often, a faltering memory is a source of not only everyday inconvenience, but paralyzing dread.

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In Consultation

Positive Aging - A new paradigm for growing old

Robert Hill • 5/1/2007

How to continue to get the most out of life as you age.

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A Positive Psychology Approach to Aging Well

Four Lessons for Growing Old with a Positive State of Mind

Robert Hill • 6/19/2017

By Robert Hill - The question of interest in the 21st century has turned from "How long will I live?" to "If I'm going to live a long time, how can I be happy in the process?" From a practical point of view, it would seem that growing old portends misery, not happiness. However, in spite of the harsh realities of aging, most of us believe that old age is still worthwhile. Here's why.

Daily Blog

Positive Aging

Robert Hill • 9/13/2014

From a practical point of view, it would seem that growing old portends misery, not happiness. However, in spite of the harsh realities of aging, most of us believe that old age is still worthwhile. This optimistic attitude has been fueled by the Positive Psychology movement, which champions the idea that how we think about our day-to-day living shapes what it means to be happy.

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Case Study

Strategies for the Aging Brain: Coping with Memory Loss

Robert Hill • 9/1/2010

Too often, a faltering memory is a source of not only everyday inconvenience, but paralyzing dread.

Magazine Article

In Consultation

Positive Aging - A new paradigm for growing old

Robert Hill • 5/1/2007

How to continue to get the most out of life as you age.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (2 Items)
Robert Hill, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He's the author of Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers.