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.

Cleopatra Abdou, Ph.D

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.

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Cleopatra Abdou, PhD

Assistant Professor

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

Website: http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero

email: cabdou@usc.edu

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