Category Archives: Optimism

Optimism and Health

Greater Optimism Predicts Living Longer and Better What if You Have an Optimistic Spouse? Do optimistic people really live longer than pessimists? Researchers at the University of Michigan used data from 6,985 participants at least 50 years of age in the 2006 wave of the Health and Retirement Study to find out. The well-validated Life…

Ramp Up Your Optimism

You can learn to be more optimistic Boost your health and well-being Optimism predicts a host of desirable outcomes, including higher positive affect (better mood), higher well-being, greater resilience to negative events, and faster recovery from surgery. But can pessimistic people learn to become optimistic? Can optimistic people become even more optimistic? The answer is…