Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dispositional optimism in adolescents with cancer: differential associations of optimism and pessimism with positive and negative aspects of well-being

CONCLUSIONS: The high levels of overall optimism often found in patients with cancer might in fact result from low pessimism instead of high optimism. Furthermore, as our study shows that optimism and pessimism are differentially associated with aspects of well-being, it provides strong support for the bidimensionality of dispositional optimism. Continue reading

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