An Introductory Overview on Personality and Healthy Aging: Setting a Foundation for the Current Volume

  • Patrick L. HillEmail author
  • Mathias AllemandEmail author
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 26)


Worldwide efforts to promote healthy aging have increased in recent years, given the longer life expectancies. The current volume was organized in order to discuss how personality science may be employed in these efforts. In this introduction, we discuss the previous efforts to link personality constructs to the promotion of healthy aging. In so doing, we set the stage for the remaining chapters that target specific topics along this front.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychological and Brain SciencesWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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