Pessimistic people are more likely to die earlier from cardiovascular disease and other causes, but not from cancer than those who have a more optimistic outlook on life. However, optimists did not have a greater than average life expectancy.
Researchers have created a model of what they consider a 'healthy personality type', using contemporary trait perspective.
A new study reports personality traits can help protect an individual's brain against symptoms of emotional distress, such as anxiety and depression.
A new study reveals a link between religious attendance and better sleep quality. Researchers say religiosity could decrease some psychological distress, substance abuse and stress exposure, all of which are associated with sleep outcomes.
People who are historically more reliant on the coal industry tend to have more negative personality traits, University of Cambridge researchers report. The researchers believe this could be a lasting effect of the Industrial Revolution.
According to researchers, a single large dose if psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, helped provide relief for people suffering from cancer related depression and anxiety for up to six months.
Researchers report a strong working memory can counter a pessimistic outlook.
According to a new study, optimistic people tend to be less anxious and have a larger orbitofrontal cortex.