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The Contribution of Sociocultural Factors in Shaping Self-Reported Sickness Behavior
(Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience;, 2020-01-24)
Sickness behavior is an evolutionarily conserved phenomenon found across a diverse range of animals involving a change in motivational priorities to theoretically maximize energetic investment in immune function and recovery. ...
Signaling sickness: the role of recalled sickness behavior and psychosocial factors in shaping communication style
(Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health;, 2021)
Background and objectives: Active infection results in several outward signs in humans, including visible symptoms, changes in behavior and possible alterations in skin color and gait. A potential adaptive function of these ...
A latent profile analysis of the link between sociocultural factors and health-related risktaking among U.S. adults
(BMC Public Health;, 2021-03-19)
Background: Research suggests that health/safety behaviors (e.g., drinking heavily) and medical behaviors (e.g., donating blood) may be perceived as inherently risky, and further suggests there is substantial variation in ...
Networks, cultures, and institutions: Toward a social immunology
(Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Health;, 2021-12)
This paper calls for increased attention to the ways in which immune function – including its behavioral aspects – are responsive to social contexts at multiple levels. Psychoneuroimmunology has demonstrated that the ...