Today, people in modern societies live approximately 30 years longer than was the case 100 years ago. Those extra years should be shaped in an active and conscious way.
Ursula M. Staudinger explores the plasticity of the aging process and shows possible potentials of aging that can be further developed. Her scientific research proves that the mental productivity of adults can be increased and that positive personality development is possible well into old age.
“It is a great gift that we live much longer than in previous generations. But to fully enjoy our longer lives, we need to adapt the structure of the life course as well as its institutions.”