Predictive Personality

Previous studies suggest that self-rated personality traits predict risk of death.  Joshua J. Jackson, from Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA), and colleagues explored whether a person’s friends may better perceive personality characteristics that predict death risks.  Analyzing personality data from the 75-year long Kelly/Connolly Longitudinal Study on Personality and Aging, which observed 600 …

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Attitude & Longevity

A large-scale study confirms the notion that feeling younger than your chronological age reduces the chances of dying.  Andrew Steptoe, from the University College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on over 6,000 adults, ages 52 years and older.  In 2004 or 2005, researchers asked the participants how old they felt. More than …

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