Research Database

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October 2011
Dispositional Optimism Protects Older Adults from Stroke: The Health and Retirement Study
Data from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative study of people age 50 and older, was used to assess whether individuals with optimistic attitudes had lower incidence of stroke. Researchers found that people who are optimistic have a positive outlook on life and may choose to have a healthier lifestyle than those who are pessimistic—and that may increase their health and well-being.
May 2011
Heart Health When Life is Satisfying: Evidence from the Whitehall II Cohort Study
It seems like common sense that being depressed or anxious is not good for a person’s health. But does well-being offer protective effects on cardiovascular health?