Optimism, positive affectivity, and salivary cortisol.

@article{Lai2005OptimismPA,
  title={Optimism, positive affectivity, and salivary cortisol.},
  author={Julian Chuk-ling Lai and Phil D Evans and Sik Hung Ng and Alice M. L. Chong and Oswald T. Siu and Cecilia Lai Wan Chan and Samuel M Y Ho and Rainbow Tin Hung Ho and Plato Chan and Charles Becker Cliburn Chan},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 Pt 4},
  pages={467-84}
}
OBJECTIVES Research on stress and salivary cortisol has focused almost exclusively on the effects of negative psychological conditions or emotional states. Little attention has been drawn to the impact associated with positive psychological conditions, which have been shown recently to have significant influences on neuroendocrine regulation. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of optimism and positive affect on salivary cortisol with the effects of their negative counterparts… CONTINUE READING

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