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        Positive Psychology: Aging Well

        Leading experts in the field of positive psychology contributed to this video about the practices and components of an arm of psychology that begins from the perspective of an individual’s strengths, not their deficits.  Teachers can use all clips with students or as professional development in learning about the topic and students.  Classroom activities are included for many of the clips. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, George Vaillant.

        Retirement income bears almost no relation to successful aging…and learning how to play may be important to a meaningful life.  The years after the work world have the potential for reinforcing a sense of being no longer needed, but that can be offset  This clip follows an 88-year old as she crafts a successful life…contact with younger women in an intellectual setting.

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