Edinburgh Research Explorer the Glass Is Half Full and Half Empty: a Population-representative Twin Study Testing If Optimism and Pessimism Are Distinct Systems

@inproceedings{Bates2016EdinburghRE,
  title={Edinburgh Research Explorer the Glass Is Half Full and Half Empty: a Population-representative Twin Study Testing If Optimism and Pessimism Are Distinct Systems},
  author={Timothy C. Bates},
  year={2016}
}
Optimism and pessimism are associated with important outcomes including health and depression. Yet it is unclear if these apparent polar opposites form a single dimension or reflect two distinct systems. The extent to which personality accounts for differences in optimism/pessimism is also controversial. Here, we addressed these questions in a genetically… CONTINUE READING