Positive Emotional Style Predicts Resistance to Illness After Experimental Exposure to Rhinovirus or Influenza A Virus

@article{Cohen2006PositiveES,
  title={Positive Emotional Style Predicts Resistance to Illness After Experimental Exposure to Rhinovirus or Influenza A Virus},
  author={Sheldon Cohen and Cuneyt M Alper and William Doyle and John J. Treanor and Ronald B. Turner},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={68},
  pages={809-815}
}
Objective: In an earlier study, positive emotional style (PES) was associated with resistance to the common cold and a bias to underreport (relative to objective disease markers) symptom severity. This work did not control for social and cognitive factors closely associated with PES. We replicate the original study using a different virus and controls for these alternative explanations. Methods: One hundred ninety-three healthy volunteers ages 21 to 55 years were assessed for a PES… 
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