+ Feelings go up after midlife - feelings subside after midlife

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+ Feelings go up after midlife - feelings subside after midlife Older adults use more + words to describe emotions Older adults pay less attention to - stimuli Amygdala diminishes in responsiveness to - stimuli and retains its responsiveness to +. As the years go by feelings mellow - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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+ Feelings go up after midlife - feelings subside after midlifeOlder adults use more + words to describe emotionsOlder adults pay less attention to - stimuliAmygdala diminishes in responsiveness to - stimuli and retains its responsiveness to +

As the years go by feelings mellowHighs less high, lows less lowThere is stability of well being across the life spanAdult moods are less extreme but more enduringOld age offers less intense joy but greater contentment and increased spiritualityAs we age, life becomes less an emotional rollercoaster, more like paddling a canoe