Becca Levy, Ph.D.


Becca Levy, Ph.D., is an award-winning Yale Professor of Psychology and Public Health. She received her doctorate in psychology from Harvard University and held a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She has given invited testimony before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism, contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases, and participated in United Nations discussions of reducing ageism. Her scientific discoveries serve as the evidence base for a new World Health Organization Campaign to Combat Ageism. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive age beliefs can improve, and negative age beliefs can harm, the health and longevity of older individuals. She is the author of Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live (William Morrow; on sale April 12).

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