Julia Boehm, Ph.D.
, professor of psychology at Chapman University, recently spoke with Dr. Larry Santora on his show
Health Matters
to discuss her research showing correlations between a person’s heart health and his/her happiness and optimism.  You can watch the interview above or on
Dr. Santora’s website

Boehm’s research centers on whether positive psychological characteristics such as optimism and life satisfaction are associated with improved cardiovascular health. Her goal is to identify those psychological characteristics that contribute to healthy trajectories of cardiovascular functioning across the lifespan. Her work has been featured in many news outlets including
The Atlantic
The New York Times
, and
BBC News

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