PHY Week 8 - Optimism and Health

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Optimism and Health 1 OPTIMISM AND HEALTH Optimism and Health Eric DeMent Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Optimism and Health 2 Optimism and Health Optimism is something that most people do not think about. People go on with their lives and do not think twice about how optimism affects their life. There is information out in the world that can prove that optimism affects one’s life. Some of these articles can prove that optimism can affect your physical health as well as your psychological health. Optimism and Physical Health While it has been proven that optimism is linked to physical health, not many knew the strength of the association. I turned to an article from researchers from the University of Kansas that did a study on this specific subject. This team did a meta-analytic review to find the strength between optimism and physical health. 108 effect sizes (ESs) were used in 83 studies while using random-effects models (Rasmussen, Scheier, & Greenhouse, 2009). “The mean ES
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PHY 230 taught by Professor Many during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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