Pickled by pessimism: study finds elders with low expectations live longer
March 18, 2013By Maiken Scott, @maikenscott
Older people who have low expectations for their future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who anticipate brighter days ahead. That's according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
In their weekly discussion, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY's behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott discuss the impact of pessimism on our health and happiness.