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Dr. Alan Castel of UCLA’s Memory & Lifespan Cognition Lab presents Better with Age—an engaging new work that brings together cutting-edge research and personal stories of inspiration to help us understand the effects of aging on memory, emotion and interpersonal behavior.
Better with Age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This book presents the latest scientific research about the psychology of aging, coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, John Glenn, and John Wooden.
About the Author
Alan D. Castel, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and head of the Memory & Lifespan Cognition Lab. His research focuses on how cognition changes with age and how people selectively remember important events. His work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging and has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2004, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at UCLA since 2006.
In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.
About the Author
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and the co-author, with Susan Smalley PhD, of Fully Present and author of the forthcoming The Little Book of Being. She has taught mindfulness for health and well-being since 1999 in a variety of settings including healthcare, universities, businesses, non-profits, and schools in the U.S. and internationally. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, O Magazine, Allure, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. Heralded by the L.A. Times as “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness,” she is also a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
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