Claremont McKenna College

Research Briefs

Part of the agenda of the Berger Institute is to conduct and translate research for the public on how people, communities, and societies impact health. This research has implications for policy, practical applications, and theory, and is relevant for a variety of groups: educators, students, parents, practitioners, policy makers, etc. Below we summarize some of our most recent studies.

Are Negative Emotions Bad for Our Health? Not as Much as We Think

From the angry CEO in the movies who has a heart attack to the numerous articles on WebMD suggesting why people should control their anxiety, negative emotions are commonly seen as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). While research has shown this is indeed...

Resilience and Connections with Sleep and Health

Despite the fact that many children grow up in poverty, many exhibit resilience, or successful adaptation and competence. Recent data, however, has also shown that adaptation in the face of adversity often comes at a health cost. At the same time, there is much we do...