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Does childhood personality predict longevity?
Key models relating personality and health predict that personality in childhood is indicative of later health and longevity. Longevity predictions are tested using data derived from the 7-decadeExpand
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Long-term relations of personality and health: dynamisms, mechanisms, tropisms.
  • H. Friedman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality
  • 1 December 2000
There is now little doubt that individuals who are well-adjusted, socially stable, and well-integrated into their communities are at significantly lower risk for disease and premature mortality thanExpand
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Psychological predictors of heart disease: a quantitative review.
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Health Status and the Five-factor Personality Traits in a Nationally Representative Sample
The authors’ objective was to determine the association between the ‘big-five’ personality traits and mental and physical disorders among adults in the United States. The Midlife Development in theExpand
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Personality, well-being, and health.
A lifespan perspective on personality and health uncovers new causal pathways and provides a deeper, more nuanced approach to interventions. It is unproven that happiness is a direct cause of goodExpand
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The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology
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The "disease-prone personality". A meta-analytic view of the construct.
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Understanding and Assessing Nonverbal Expressiveness: The Affective Communication Test.
The concept of nonverbal emotional expressiveness was explored through the development of a 13-item self-report Affective Communication Test (ACT). Studies reported here show the ACT to be a reliableExpand
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Childhood conscientiousness and longevity: health behaviors and cause of death.
Previous research showed that conscientiousness (social dependability) in childhood predicted longevity in an archival prospective cohort study of bright children first studied by Terman in the 1920sExpand
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The multiple linkages of personality and disease
  • H. Friedman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
  • 1 July 2008
Associations between personality and health and longevity are increasingly well documented, but the causal inter-connections are often much more complex than originally anticipated. Multiple causalExpand
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