Ageing – Resources

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Ashton Applewhite: We Are All Aging So Let’s End Ageism. Keynote Speech, 2018 National Bioneers Conference.

Dr Laura Carstensen TED Talk: Older People Are Happier  April 2012

Dr Laura Carstensen: The New Culture of Ageing February 2015

Brigham Young University Gerontology Conference 2017: Dr Marc Agronin Building a Better Older Brain

Royal Academy of Dance – Henry Danton, 100 Year Old Ballet Teacher

WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing: December 2020


Centre for Accessible Environments

Stanford Center on Longevity

Stanford Life Span Development Laboratory

United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021-2030

Radio Programmes

BBC Radio 4 Nicci Gerrard: Rethinking Old Age June 2020

BBC Radio 4 Four Thought: Ending Ageism July 2020


UNSW Centre for Ideas: Big Ideas with Paul Barclay and Ashton Applewhite: Positive Ageing March 2020

The Science of Happiness Podcast Episode 81: Are You Listening to Your Elders? December 2020


BBC News Article – Dinkie Flowers: Almost 100 and Still Dancing

SarGun Bedi & Gill Case (2014) Cultural impact on happiness and subjective well-being of older adults. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 5(11), 1273-1280.

Laura Carstensen & Marguerite DeLiema (2018) The positivity effect: a negativity bias in youth fades with age.  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 19, 7-12.

Cynthia Chen, Dana Goldman, Julie Zissimopoulos, John Rowe & Research Network on an Aging Society (2018) Multi-dimensional comparison of countries’ adaptation to societal agingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(37), 9169-9174.

Greater Good Science Center article: How Older People Can Cope with Isolation

Ashley Jowell, Laura Carstensen & Michele Barry (2020). A life-course model for healthier ageing: lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet: Healthy Longevity.

Michael Steger, Shigehiro Oishi & Todd Kashdan (2009). Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from emerging adulthood to older adulthood. The Journal of Positive Psychology4(1), 43-52.