Author: Paul Hershberger

Addressing Loneliness

by Volume 17, Number 5 May 2021 Loneliness is a subjective state, defined as the feeling of being alone or the experience of having fewer social contacts than one desires. Social connection, on the other hand, is an objective assessment…

To a Point

by Volume 17, Number 4 Optimism has been associated with better health outcomes in numerous studies, whether the optimism is dispositional (a personality trait) or learned (a way of thinking, such as a growth mindset). But as is the case…

Vaccination Motivation

by Volume 17, Number 3            Vaccine hesitancy is an ongoing issue for the annual influenza vaccine as well as other recommended immunizations for children, adolescents, and adults. At the present time, much public health and…

Sleep Uniformity

by Volume 17, Number 2February 2021            Diversity is advantageous in many health-related realms. Healthy diets typically include a variety of foods, particularly vegetables that have many different colors. Exercise that has both cardiovascular and strength…

Spousal Concordance and Health

by Volume 17, Number 1 January 2021            Good relationships tend to be good for health, while bad relationships tend to be harmful to health. From a psychological perspective, good relationships help mitigate harmful effects of…