Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun D. Neupert of NC State University and her team wanted to test if the everyday things that remind older adults of their age actually affect their health and well-being. For nine straight days, researchers asked 116 volunteers the same questions about aging, such as, whether their thinking was slower. “We found that, in general, it is good to feel like you have a positive outlook on your aging, that people who feel that they’re just as happy now as they were when they were younger tended to report fewer negative experiences with their aging on a daily basis,” said Neupert.
Other Top News
My NC State Story: Katherine Aiello Bridges (Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies ’11)
With degrees in psychology and interdisciplinary studies, therapist Katherine Bridges says she can meet her clients where they are, whether through traditional counseling, or by incorporating expressive art therapies.
Reporting for (Hurricane) Duty: Student Directs NC County’s Emergency Communications
For NC State student Brandy Osborne, the damaging effects of Hurricane Florence have posed challenges at work and at home.