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The Psychology of Successful Aging

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: So much is told to us about aging. Some of us look forward to it, but most of us are dreading the process. So what is the truth about aging, what does science have to say about getting older, do we really get better with age?
Air Date: 9/11/20
Duration: 26:37
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Dr. Alan Castel
Dr. Alan Castel is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He studies learning, memory, and aging, and is interested in how people can selectively remember important information.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, did a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been at UCLA since 2006.  He lectures internationally to people of all ages and has received several teaching awards.  His work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine.  His new book is entitled Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Dr. Castel's TEDx Talk: How We Learn as We Age
The Psychology of Successful Aging

So much is told to us about aging. Some of us look forward to it, but most of us are dreading the process. So what is the truth about aging, what does science have to say about getting older, do we really get better with age? 

Dr. Alan Castel is here to talk about some of the myths and paradoxes that surround the aging process. Do we get happier, whats going on with our memories, and finding meaning at this new stage in life.

Dr. Castel is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and studies learning, memory, and aging.