Additional validation of a scale to assess positive states of mind.

  title={Additional validation of a scale to assess positive states of mind.},
  author={Nancy E. Adler and Maya Horowitz and Ana Del Campo Garc{\'i}a and Anne Moyer},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={60 1},
OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have linked stress and negative states to adverse health outcomes. However, in addition to engendering negative states, stress may impair capacities to experience positive states. Such failure to experience positive states may represent a risk factor for poor health in and of itself. The research reported here examines a brief, easily repeated measure of positive states of mind (PSOM) including: focused attention, productivity, responsible caretaking, restful repose… CONTINUE READING

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