Journal article

Self-compassionate Aging: A Systematic Review

Lydia Brown, Jeff C Huffman, Christina Bryant

GERONTOLOGIST | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is considerable heterogeneity in experiences of aging, with some experiencing greater well-being and adapting more successfully to the challenges of aging than others. Self-compassion is a modifiable psychological skill that might help explain individual differences in well-being and adjustment in later life. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on self-compassion and well-being outcomes in studies of older adults aged 65 and older. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines, using databases PsycINFO, Medline, and Embase. The search term self-compassion was paired with..

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