Highlights – January 2018

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that we tend to overstate our negative feelings and symptoms in surveys. This bias wears off over time, but the results point to the possibility that measurements of health and well-being, which are vital in making medical assessments and in guiding health-related research, may be misinterpreted.

Understanding the magnitude of this bias is essential in accurately interpreting survey results that include subjective reports of feelings and s.....

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