The Longevity Project, by Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D. and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D.. Starting in 1921, 1500 California school children were studied as they grew, aged, and died over the next 80 years. Surprising discoveries regarding health and long life were made. Personalities and habits of living proved to be the major factors influencing longevity. Myths are debunked and the relationship between behavior and longevity is reinforced. Conscientiousness was found to be the dominant trait among those living the longest.
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