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Happiness and Health 1. Happiness and health are linked in the pop culture 2. One of the most interesting areas of research in the last 20 years is the link btwn the immune system and the cardiovascular system with the central nervous system 1. the body-mind connection 2. immune system gets direct link to nervous system 3. ie: anxiety, happiness have physiological component 3. If you are happy does it matter for your health? 4. How do we examine the link btwn happiness and health? 1. Longitudinal study- are they correlated and which way? 2. Cross-sectional correlational study 3. Experimental study 5. Strong cross-sectional correlations btwn happiness and health 1. Research consistently shows a strong correlation btwn health and measures of subjective well-being 2. May be due to: 1. Effects of health on happiness 2. Correlation with personality measures such as neuroticism—worry a lot and have neg affects 3. Reporting bias—relatively few studies have objective health measures 1. People cant properly report on how healthy they are and how they feel
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYC 201 taught by Professor Lickel during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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Feb 19 notes - Happiness and Health Happiness and health...

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