Chapter 15. The Promotion of Optimism and Health

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Derek R. Freres and
  2. Jane E. Gillham

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch15

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Freres, D. R. and Gillham, J. E. (2006) The Promotion of Optimism and Health, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch15

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 Pennsylvania, USA

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:

  • depression;
  • pessimism;
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy;
  • physical health;
  • anxiety

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Optimism, Depression, and Health

  • Promoting Optimism (and Accuracy)

  • Evaluations of the Prp and Apex Programs

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References