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Rebecca E. Ready, Gennarina D. Santorelli, Molly A. Mather. Judgment and classification of emotion terms by older and younger adults. Aging & Mental Health, 2016; 1 DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1150415.


Older adults have different, more positive responses than young adults about feelings such as serenity, sadness and loneliness. (…) Older adults report feeling more serenity than younger persons. They also have a richer concept of what it means to feel serene than younger persons.