Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Recent research suggests that the age you feel, or, subjective age, has almost as much impact as actual age on longevity, health, and well-being. Dr. Mock will share some of his own work studying the impact of subjective age on well-being in later life. Feeling younger than your actual age has important implications for counteracting negative attitudes about aging, bolstering life satisfaction in later life, and positive feelings about sexuality in later life.
Dr. Mock is a professor in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. A developmental psychologist by training, Dr. Mock received his PhD from Cornell in the Department of Human Development and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale. Dr. Mock’s research interests are in the areas of aging and retirement, coping with stigmatization, sexual minority adult development, and leisure as a coping resource.