Personality Traits Predict the Onset of Disease

  title={Personality Traits Predict the Onset of Disease},
  author={Sara J Weston and P. Hill and J. Jackson},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={309 - 317}
  • Sara J Weston, P. Hill, J. Jackson
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • While personality traits have been linked concurrently to health status and prospectively to outcomes such as mortality, it is currently unknown whether traits predict the diagnosis of a number of specific diseases (e.g., lung disease, heart disease, and stroke) that may account for their mortality effects more generally. A sample (N = 6,904) of participants from the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal study of older adults, completed personality measures and reported on current health… CONTINUE READING
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