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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 759170, 24 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/759170
Review Article

Personality and Longevity: Knowns, Unknowns, and Implications for Public Health and Personalized Medicine

1Laboratory of Personality and Development and Rochester Health Decision Making Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
2Personality Interest Group, Department of Psychology, University of Illinoi, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

Received 31 March 2011; Accepted 19 May 2011

Academic Editor: Bo A. Hagberg

Copyright © 2011 Benjamin P. Chapman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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