Intelligence and Personality as Predictors of Illness and Death

  title={Intelligence and Personality as Predictors of Illness and Death},
  author={Ian J. Deary and Alexander Weiss and George David Batty},
  journal={Psychological Science in the Public Interest},
  pages={53 - 79}
This monograph describes research findings linking intelligence and personality traits with health outcomes, including health behaviors, morbidity, and mortality. The field of study of intelligence and health outcomes, is called cognitive epidemiology, and the field of study of personality traits and health outcomes is known as personological epidemiology. Intelligence and personality traits are the principal research topics studied by differential psychologists, so the combined field could be… 

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