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New research being published in the journal Psychology and Aging indicates aging men are usually quite happy and carefree, though this can change as they approach Researchers looked at 1, men ages 53 to 85 via data from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Men studied were predominantly caucasian, and healthy when the study began in the s. The study sought to investigate emotional reactions of older adults and determine whether three and contradictory aging "models" had merit. One model, the "hedonic treadmill model," theorizes happiness or unhappiness has relative stability throughout a lifetime, regardless of assorted obstacles.
Another model suggests life gets better as people get older, while the third theory states life gets worse "rapidly" once a person turns The new study found evidence for all three theories, and depended on whether a person focused on life's "hassles" or "uplifts. The kids may leave the house, but you bask in their accomplishments as adults. You find value in gardening, volunteering, caregiving or civic involvement.
Aldwin also noted that thoughts on aging are neither completely "rosy" or "depressing," though how a person reacts to life's various ups and downs from the ages of 55 to 60 does factor in how they will enter "the fourth age," or the stage of existence. Meanwhile, other studies have found there's still plenty to keep people happy well into their golden years. For example, a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found maintaining an independent lifestyle and preventing chronic disease was quite simple, and involved staying positive and finding joy in "little things.
Additionally, a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research examined the impact of age on happiness in regards to "extraordinary and ordinary life experiences. We welcome your comments. Bell Media reviews every comment submitted, and reserves the right to approve comments and edit for brevity and clarity. Please be advised: Comments are moderated and will not appear on site until they have been reviewed.
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