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The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012 | Psychology of Ageing | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

"After the best science books, art books, and design books of 2012, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating philosophy, psychology, and creativity books published this year. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)"


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UK 'not ready for ageing society'

UK 'not ready for ageing society' | Psychology of Ageing | Scoop.it
The UK is "woefully underprepared" for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, a Lords committee warns. (AS business. #f291social and demographic changes.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:25 AM

The US isn't prepared either with high unemployment, half the country on food stamps and social security going bankrupt.

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Study links vitamin D deficiency to accelerated bone aging

Study links vitamin D deficiency to accelerated bone aging | Psychology of Ageing | Scoop.it

Everyone knows that as we grow older our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German scientists led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley has shown that this bone-aging process can be significantly accelerated through deficiency of vitamin D—the sunshine vitamin.


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Empathy and age: Middle-aged most likely to feel your pain

Empathy and age: Middle-aged most likely to feel your pain | Psychology of Ageing | Scoop.it

Looking for someone to feel your pain? Talk to a woman in her 50s. According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.

Middle-aged most likely to feel your pain

According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.

 

"Overall, late middle-aged adults were higher in both of the aspects of empathy that we measured," says Sara Konrath, co-author of an article on age and empathy forthcoming in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences.

 

"They reported that they were more likely to react emotionally to the experiences of others, and they were also more likely to try to understand how things looked from the perspective of others."


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