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

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“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.

Full article here:

http://www.psychicsahar.com/artman/publish/article_418.shtml