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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Elucidating molecular mechanisms of psychological well-being
Principal Investigator:

Aliza P Wingo

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $95,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


We propose to investigate molecular mechanisms that underlie individual differences in psychological well-being (PWB). PWB is a multidimensional construct that encompasses positive emotion, life satisfaction, and sense of purpose and meaning in life, and is more than the absence of negative emotional states. Many prospective longitudinal studies have shown that PWB is associated with better mental and physical health after adjusting for negative emotion and other relevant confounding factors. In...

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