Your Response to Stress Improves as You Grow Older

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January 04, 2023

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In this week's top story, Mind Matters editor Daisy Yuhas interviewed David Almeida, a developmental psychologist at Pennsylvania State University, about the stressors of daily living. Almeida has discovered through his research that a person in their 20s may experience stressful factors some 40 to 45 percent of days. By the time a person reaches an eighth decade, that figure has about halved.

Gary Stix, Senior Editor, Mind & Brain


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"As we grow older, we realize we only have so much life left and want to make the most of it--so we are very motivated to enjoy it."

David Almeida, developmental psychologist and professor of human development and family studies at Pennsylvania State University.


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