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Aging Myths: 5 Big Misconceptions About Growing Older

03/20/2012 06:22 am ET | Updated Aug 30, 2012

The longevity revolution is well underway, and everything we've thought about aging is up for grabs as we live and work longer than any other generation in human history. Many great minds are committed to redefining aging and retirement models that embrace this new reality. One of them is Laura Carstensen. Carstensen has been on the forefront of research on aging for nearly 30 years. She's a professor of psychology at Stanford University, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, the author of several books and recipient of numerous distinguished awards.

The following five biggest myths about aging are based on her book, A Long Bright Future.

5 Biggest Myths About Aging