Can optimism make you healthier?


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Author's Note: Can optimism make you healthier?

Mortality salience is the moment when a person realizes that one day his or her death is inevitable. When a person is realistic and prepared for the (inevitable) signs and effects of growing older, is it the optimist or the pessimist who is likely to cope with the negative self-perceptions of aging? It depends on what study you read, it turns out.

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