Carol D. Ryff and Burton H. Singer

in Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145410
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848201 | DOI:

Series: Series in Affective Science


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Examinations of different sample populations are designed to identify associations (usually hypothesized as causal linkages) between personal traits and environmental stimulation that heighten the risk of diseases and trim down life expectancy. Since the connection between the said factors has been proven, this chapter highlights the attempt to establish the relationship between emotional contact with significant others and improved health as a result of harmonious social relationships. Along with this is the elaboration of procedures on how to attain the said goal. These include the incorporation of insights and the latest discoveries about flourishing research endeavors regarding the emotions attached in the social context. Another step is to gather information from those who explore the biological underpinnings of the social bond and its accompanying emotions. Lastly, there must be consultation from people specializing on solving the pertinent issues between interpersonal relationships and mortality.

Keywords: personal traits; environmental stimulation; emotional experience; mortality; social relationships

Chapter.  9856 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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