Born in 1930, Dorothy May spent most of her adult life caring for her family in Chicago. When she was forty, she decided to return to school and pursue a degree in psychology.
The Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults
This study, led by Gene D. Cohen, MD, looked at the impact of professionally conducted cultural programs on the physical health, mental health, and social functioning of older adults. This was the first controlled study to look at the impact of tapping into creative potential apart from treating problems to promote health with aging.