c.1300, "to blossom, grow," from O.Fr. floriss-, stem of florir, from L. florere "to bloom, blossom, flower," from flos "a flower". Metaphoric sense of "thrive" is c.1340.
Welcome to the Human Flourishing Research Lab
We are dedicated to understanding how our cultures, views of the self, and social environments can make us healthier, happier, and more successful through lifespan and intergenerational influences on the brain and body.
Cleopatra Abdou, PhD
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Avenue
#238 (Office), #219 (Lab)
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191