The Mature Mind: the Positive Power of the Aging Brain


Drawing on a wealth of scientific research, as well as in-depth interviews with older women and men, Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, reveals for the first time how the mind continues to grow and flourish well into the second half of life. In a groundbreaking elaboration of the psychology of later life, Cohen describes how the mind gives us “inner pushes” and creates new opportunities for positive change throughout adult life.

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation


Gene Cohen

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Books and Chapters