Mid-life crises are caused by people feeling pressured by advertisers and self-help gurus to live a better life after they pass the age of 40, according to new research.
The mid-life crisis is usually blamed on psychological and biological problems. But new research by Professor Mark Jackson from the University of Exeter shows how changes to the economy and changing patterns of aging are responsible. Professor Jackson hopes his work to change perceptions about the socio-economic and cultural causes of mid-life crisis can help people to prepare for issues they may face as they age.
Prof. Jackson’s Royal Society lecture can be viewed at: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2019/05/life-begins-at-40/.