Julia K Boehm
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Relation between optimism and lipids in midlifeJulia K Boehm
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Cardiol 111:1425-31. 2013..In conclusion, this is the first study to suggest that optimism is associated with a healthy lipid profile; moreover, these associations can be explained, in part, by the presence of healthier behaviors and a lower body mass index...
- Association between optimism and serum antioxidants in the midlife in the United States studyJulia K Boehm
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Psychosom Med 75:2-10. 2013..Thus, we investigated the association between two indicators of positive health: optimism and serum antioxidants...
- The heart's content: the association between positive psychological well-being and cardiovascular healthJulia K Boehm
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Psychol Bull 138:655-91. 2012....
- A longitudinal experimental study comparing the effectiveness of happiness-enhancing strategies in Anglo Americans and Asian AmericansJulia K Boehm
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Cogn Emot 25:1263-72. 2011....
- Heart health when life is satisfying: evidence from the Whitehall II cohort studyJulia K Boehm
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Eur Heart J 32:2672-7. 2011..We investigated satisfaction with specific life domains as predictors of incident CHD...
- A prospective study of positive psychological well-being and coronary heart diseaseJulia K Boehm
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Health Psychol 30:259-67. 2011..This study investigates the association between two aspects of well-being (emotional vitality and optimism) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in a sample of middle-aged men and women, and considers potential mediating factors...
- Becoming happier takes both a will and a proper way: an experimental longitudinal intervention to boost well-beingSonja Lyubomirsky
Department of Psychology, University of California, CA, USA
Emotion 11:391-402. 2011..We conclude that happiness interventions are more than just placebos, but that they are most successful when participants know about, endorse, and commit to the intervention...
- The cognitive and hedonic costs of dwelling on achievement-related negative experiences: implications for enduring happiness and unhappinessSonja Lyubomirsky
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Emotion 11:1152-67. 2011..Implications of our results for the consequences of dwelling for work and social functioning, as well as for detracting from enduring happiness, are discussed...
- Relationships between positive psychological constructs and health outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease: A systematic reviewChristina M Dubois
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
Int J Cardiol 195:265-80. 2015..Additional work is needed to identify which constructs are most important to cardiac health, and whether interventions can cultivate positive attributes and improve clinical outcomes. ..
- Feasibility and utility of positive psychology exercises for suicidal inpatientsJeff C Huffman
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 36:88-94. 2014..The objective was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of nine positive psychology exercises delivered to patients hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or behaviors, and to secondarily explore the relative impact of the exercises...
- Taking the tension out of hypertension: a prospective study of psychological well being and hypertensionClaudia Trudel-Fitzgerald
aSchool of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada bDepartment of Psychology, Chapman University, Orange, California, USA cDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK dDepartment of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Hypertens 32:1222-8. 2014..However, whether well being might be specifically associated with reduced risk of hypertension has not been rigorously investigated in prospective studies...
- Development of a positive psychology intervention for patients with acute cardiovascular diseaseJeff C Huffman
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Heart Int 6:e14. 2011..Future studies should further develop this promising intervention and examine its impact on psychological and medical outcomes in this vulnerable population of cardiac patients. ..