Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology

@inproceedings{Ferguson2013PersonalityIO,
  title={Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology},
  author={Eamonn Ferguson},
  booktitle={Health psychology review},
  year={2013}
}
This paper sets out the case that personality traits are central to health psychology. To achieve this, three aims need to be addressed. First, it is necessary to show that personality influences a broad range of health outcomes and mechanisms. Second, the simple descriptive account of Aim 1 is not sufficient, and a theoretical specification needs to be developed to explain the personality-health link and allow for future hypothesis generation. Third, once Aims 1 and 2 are met, it is necessary… CONTINUE READING

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