Chapter 1. Personality, Cardiovascular Disease and Public Health

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Martha C. Whiteman

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch1

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Whiteman, M. C. (2006) Personality, Cardiovascular Disease and Public Health, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

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Keywords:

  • public health;
  • heart disease;
  • personality;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • myocardial infarction

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Personality Traits: Hostility

  • Hostility and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Public Health Implications

  • Chapter Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References