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The Biology of Positive Emotions and Health

Andrea H. Marques and Esther M. Sternberg

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter reviews existing literature on the biological pathways and mechanisms involved in social interactions and positive emotions and their potential relationship to enhanced health. The first ... More


Biological Pathways Linking the Social Environment, Development, and Health

Clyde Hertzman and John Frank

in Healthier Societies: From Analysis to Action

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179200
eISBN:
9780199864539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179200.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by presenting an overview of current knowledge regarding the biological pathways by which socioeconomic, psychosocial, and developmental experiences affect human biology over the ... More


Social organization, stress, and health

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter takes up the issue of biological plausibility. It addresses two issues: First, is it plausible that the organization of work, degree of social isolation, and sense of control over life ... More


Graphical Modeling of Biological Pathways in Genome-wide Association Studies

Min Chen, Judy Cho, and Hongyu Zhao

in Probabilistic Graphical Models for Genetics, Genomics, and Postgenomics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709022
eISBN:
9780191779619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709022.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) are widely used to identify good candidates of disease-associated genes that are of interest for further follow-up studies. However, knowledge of biological ... More


Conclusion

Andrea L. Glenn and Adrian Raine

in Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777053
eISBN:
9780814777077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777053.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This concluding chapter argues that many of the biological factors studied throughout the book, including hormones, psychophysiological measures, and brain structure and functioning, reflect the ... More


Genetics of psychological well-being: current state and future directions

Michael Pluess

in Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686674
eISBN:
9780191766787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686674.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Quantitative behavioral and molecular genetics studies provide strong empirical evidence for the existence of a heritable and genetic component of psychological well-being, but specific gene variants ... More


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