Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D.
Laura L. Carstensen is professor of psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University. She is also the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, which explores innovative ways to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages. With her students and colleagues, she has published more than 125 articles on life-span development, as well as the book, A Long Bright Future (Public Affairs, 2011). For more than 20 years, her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging.
Health & Well-Being
Why We Live Longer — and Can Still Live Better
The Stanford Center on Longevity says we can improve the aging process for everyone
Work & Purpose
Where Older Workers are Valued and Honored
Volunteering as a docent in retirement can deliver generous rewards
Transforming Life as We Age
This special report will cover topics central to maintaining choice and independence as we grow older