TELLING LIVES: MEGAN MARSHALL INTERVIEWS GEORGE E. VAILLANT ABOUT THE HARVARD GRANT STUDY
For more than three decades, George E. Vaillant of the Harvard Medical School, directed the longitudinal study known as the Harvard Grant Study. His recent book, Triumphs of Experience (2012), traces the men's lives into their nineties. On October 24 as part of the Massachusetts Historical Society’s New England Biography Seminar, Megan Marshall, the author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life (2013) and the daughter of a Grant Study participant, will interview Dr. Vaillant about the art of writing case studies and the implications for biographers of his findings on human development through the life course.
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