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Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control: Study

Among younger adults, feeling in more control on any given day didn't appear to make them feel more youthful

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

Older adults may feel younger than their age on days when they feel most in control of their lives, a small study suggests. People who believe they can influence the outcomes and events in their daily lives generally do feel a greater sense of control than those who feel more helpless, and previous research has linked a strong sense of control to better wellbeing, researchers note in Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Past research hasn’t offered a clear picture of how day-to-day variation in people’s sense of control might be tied to shifts in how they ...

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First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 21:05 IST