Laura L. Carstensen, is Professor of Psychology and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Carstensen is best known for socioemotional selectivity theory, a life-span theory of motivation. Her most current empirical research focuses on ways in which motivational changes influence cognitive processing. For more than twenty years her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging; in 2005 she was honored with a MERIT award which extends this support another decade.
Website: Stanford Center on Longevity
Sample Paper: Growing Old or Living Long: Take Your Pick