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Social psychological factors and immunity

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There is growing evidence that social psychological factors such as amount of social support, social network size, number of confidantes, loneliness etc are linked to levels of immunity.

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  • Pressman,Sarah D., Cohen,Sheldon, Miller,Gregory E.,Barkin,Anita, Rabin,Bruce S. and Treanor,John J.(2005). Loneliness, Social Network Size, and Immune Response to Influenza Vaccination in College Freshmen. Health Psychology , Vol. 24, No. 3, 297–306 Full text

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