Tag: optimism

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…

Optimism and Longevity

by Volume 16, Number 7 Numerous factors affect how long and how well a person lives. Some of these variables, such as genetics or luck, are generally considered beyond an individual’s control. It is interesting, however, that advances in genetic…