Thursday, September 13th @ 6:30 pm - Alan D. Castel, Ph.D. discusses and signs "Better with Age"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Alan D. Castel, Ph.D. to the store to discuss and sign Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
Better with Age addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This book presents the latest scientific research about the psychology of aging, coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.
We are all aging, and many people are concerned about what to expect with advancing years. Retirement, happiness, and brain health are some of the many topics covered in this book. Better with Age shows what we can do now, at any stage in life, to make sure we enjoy old age.
Alan D. Castel, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how cognition changes with age and how people selectively remember important events. His work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging and has been featured in The New York Times and Time Magazine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2004, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at UCLA since 2006.