The healthy ageing stream uses a life-span developmental approach to investigate and promote physical and mental wellbeing in older adulthood. We particularly focus on psychological processes and resources that affect health outcomes and influence positive ageing and adaptation.
In healthy ageing research, we investigate and promote physical and mental wellbeing for older adults.
Theories of lifespan development indicate that the importance of different social and psychological resources for promoting wellbeing will vary over the adult lifespan. Researchers in CRAHW are using PATH through Life data to investigate the different extents to which protective factors buffer against the negative effects of life stressors on psychological wellbeing in young, midlife and older adults.