Does a positive outlook positively affect memory?

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    A new study finds that people who are cheerful and content, what psychologists call “positive affect,” are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. This new study adds to the growing body of research on the relationship between positive emotions and healthy aging.

    In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY’s Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

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