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

  title={Positive Emotional Style Predicts Resistance to Illness After Experimental Exposure to Rhinovirus or Influenza A Virus},
  author={S. Cohen and C. Alper and W. Doyle and J. Treanor and R. Turner},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • S. Cohen, C. Alper, +2 authors R. Turner
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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