Category Archives: Adult Development

The Heart Grows Smarter

In “The Heart Grows Smarter,” David Brooks describes  the Grant Study — a longitudinal study begun in 1938 at Harvard that followed participants for decades.  George Vaillant’s recent Trimphs of Experience tells the story of this impressive scholarly achievement.  Lifespan development research in action!

The Heart Grows Smarter – NYTimes.com

Further Reading

Vaillant, George (2012) Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study.  Belknap Press of Harvard.