Psychology and Aging

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A positive boost to the immune system

(Medical Xpress)—A positive attitude can improve your immune system and may help you live longer, according to a University of Queensland study.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Negative beliefs about aging predict Alzheimer's disease

Newly published research led by the Yale School of Public Health demonstrates that individuals who hold negative beliefs about aging are more likely to have brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Not so happy old age?

The notion that older people are happier than younger people is being challenged following a recent study led by a University of Bradford lecturer.

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