Kindness in the blood: A randomized controlled trial of the gene regulatory impact of prosocial behavior

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Nelson-Coffey, SK; Fritz, MM; Lyubomirsky, S; Cole, SW;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Positive psychology | Health psychology | Psychoneuroimmunology

Prosocial behavior is linked to longevity, but few studies have experimentally manipulated prosocial behavior to identify the causal mechanisms underlying this association. One possible mediating pathway involves changes in gene expression that may subsequently influenc... View more
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