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The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study Paperback – Feb. 28 2012

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"Provocative. An absorbing and invaluable read." — The Wall Street Journal

"I recommend you read the book." — Katherine Bouton, The New York Times

"A remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions." — Andrew Weil, M.D.

About the Author

Dr. Howard Friedman is Distinguished Professor at the University of California in Riverside. He is the recipient of two major career awards for his health psychology research. In 1999, he received the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association; and in 2008, he was honored with the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), an international award and the most prestigious in his field of applied research.

Dr. Leslie Martin is Professor of Psychology at La Sierra University, and Research Psychologist at UC Riverside. She graduated summa cum laude from the California State University and received her Ph.D. from the University of California in Riverside. She has received the Distinguished Researcher Award, and the Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, both at La Sierra University. Former department chair, Dr. Martin has also received awards for outstanding advising and for service learning. In addition to her research on pathways to health and longevity, she studies physician-patient communication and its relationship to medical outcomes and has lectured widely on these topics.

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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the more significant longitudinal studies of factors affecting human longevity, with unfortunate presentation
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on what can help us live longer
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5.0 out of 5 stars De los mejores libros sobre este topico. Junto con Vailant y Erikson son de los mejores libros sobre el tópico
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sehr interessant - sehr erhellend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good insights.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What is the point of this book anyhow?
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4.0 out of 5 stars that happy go lucky people necessarily live the longest
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5.0 out of 5 stars A long life - the real reasons
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars I felt like their conclusions were somewhat less than well presented
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2.0 out of 5 stars Information Might Help But Is Vague So Might Not
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