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Older People Are Happier Than Their Younger Counterparts Amid COVID-19

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Even though they are at high risk of complications related to COVID-19, older adults are happier than younger people as the global pandemic continues on. The study, based out of Stanford University in Stanford, California, included 1,000 adults and was conducted at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Results showed that the older the respondent, the more positive he or she rated his or her emotional health. The survey results were published in Psychological Science. The author, Laura L. Carstensen, PhD, suggests that more positive well-being among older adults may be due to their resiliency and their ability to focus on activities that bring them happiness. Read more here.

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