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Personality and social psychology at the 2013 APA Convention
Date:7/31/2013

nave@rutgers.edu">christopher.nave[at]rutgers.edu), Rutgers University

Fri., August 2, 2:00-3:50 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Honolulu Suite III, Symposium: Personality Processes Identifying Instrumental and Reactive Mechanisms of Trait-Health Relations

Personalty Traits That Increase Risk of Obesity

A complex mix of biological and social factors affects a person's likelihood of becoming obese. Across four studies that looked at more than 8,900 people, researchers have found significant links between personality traits and obesity showing that that high neuroticism and low conscientiousness, among other traits, are consistently associated with increased risk for obesity. These associations are similar across samples that vary in ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status.

Speaker: Angelina R. Sutin (angelina.sutin[at]med.fsu.edu), Florida State University College of Medicine

Fri., August 2, 2:00-3:50 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Honolulu Suite III, Symposium: Personality Processes Identifying Instrumental and Reactive Mechanisms of Trait-Health Relations

The Benefits of Confronting Bias

Confronting discrimination may boost your well-being, according to new research. In three studies, researchers found that while experiencing discrimination is associated with depression, confronting that bias gives people more autonomy, which helps to moderate the stressful situation. These results were true not only for minorities but also for Whites.

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