Wall Street Journal features work of David Weiss

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wall Street Journal talks to Columbia Aging Center faculty member David Weiss about his research on aging stereotypes and the psychological effects of self-perceptions of aging. Identifying with and embracing one's generation can help one develop a positive social identity. Weiss's work has found that older people who thought about themselves in the context of their generation reported better well-being. As journalist Anne Tergesen says, how we feel about getting old matters. A lot.

Read the full article here