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A millennial’s thoughts on age and aging.
Christina Pierpaoli Parker
Lifespans tell stories and gerontologists interpret them. We get privileged, real-time insight into what works and what doesn’t.
A conversation with therapist Esther Perel on sexagenarians, society, and sexuality.
What New York Times best-selling author and couples therapist Esther Perel has to say about sex after 60.
Sex after 60 remains shrouded in secrecy, stemming from a cocktail of stigma, enigma, and clinical avoidance. Aging aficionado Christina Pierpaoli Parker discusses why.
Aging: a common attribution for weight gain, but a fair one?
Gains in longevity have introduced clinical complexities that require diverse skills and perspectives. Where do gerontologists sit at the table?
A psychologist-in-training discusses sources of error in geropsychologial research and clever, practical ways of managing them.
I—like you, my parents, and my great Aunt Vilma—am aging, inching closer, and inevitably, to the other side.
Geropsychologist-in-training Christina Pierpaoli delves into the deeply entrenched stigma attached to old age, and the implications for health and science.
Sexuality appears not only to continue into the third act, but—like a fine wine—evolves in its complexity, flavor, and very constitution with age.
In the 20th century, adult life expectancy has nearly doubled. Here’s why aging is a boon for psychology—and perhaps—for you.
Christina M. Pierpaoli is a third year graduate student in the Clinical Geropsychology doctoral program at the University of Alabama.