The Psychology of Aging and Longevity, by Dr. Mario E. Martinez


“The life sciences have concentrated on the pathology of aging while ignoring the cultural aspects of health in the process of growing older. Growing older is a dynamic cognitive, biological and cultural coauthoring of health rather than a hopeless unfolding of progressive pathology. I propose that this fragmented concept of aging prevents discovering and understanding the cultural determinants that affect longevity.”

-Mario E. Martinez, Psy.D.

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