Category: Volume 17

Commuting

by Among the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic was that employees whose job responsibilities allowed a work-from-home arrangement made this transition. Less time spent commuting and less urban traffic congestion were among the benefits of many individuals working from home.…

Age Identity

by Volume 17, Number 6 June 2021 How old do you feel? This is the most common question used to assess subjective age, as distinct from chronological age. Feeling younger than one’s actual age has been associated with better physical…

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…

Judging “Truth”

by Volume 13, Number 10 There are many health-related topics where people decide for themselves what is true, and subsequently behave accordingly. Among these are decisions about immunizations, use of prescription medications versus “natural” products, what constitutes a “healthy” diet,…