Tag: age

Age Identity

by Volume 17, Number 6 June 2021 How old do you feel? This is the most common question used to assess subjective age, as distinct from chronological age. Feeling younger than one’s actual age has been associated with better physical…

Age and Mental Health

by Volume 12, Number 10 Stereotypes of aging are generally negative. Many adults lament getting older. A prevailing view of aging is one of general decline, including deterioration of physical and cognitive function. While vulnerability to many physical health problems…

Subjective Age

by   Volume 12, Number 8 In the social and behavioral sciences, objective data often reveal the importance of subjective perceptions with respect to health. Perceptions of stressors have a profound impact on how much stress persons actually experience. Optimistic…