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The Effects of Personality and Social Psychological Factors on Health of Senior

HOU Yubo   

  1. Psychology Department, Peking University, Beijing, 100871
  • Received:1999-11-22 Online:2000-09-20 Published:2000-09-20

Abstract: Many factors can affect physiopsychological changes of aging, in which personality and social psychological factors are most important ones. Three models will be used to explain the relationship between personality and physical disease, and a serial of studies confirms of this. Hostility、emotional suppression and neuroticism all have close linkages to cancer and heart disease. By ways of socio-economic status、social support and behavioral style, social psychological factors cast influence on health of senior too. All those factors were integrated by an ecological approach. Those analyses are important to further aging researches.