Beth Baker’s website
Research on social connections and well-being:
- “Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span,” PNAS
- “Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review,” PLOS Medicine
- “Who Needs a Friend? Marital Status Transitions and Physical Health Outcomes in Later Life,” Health Psychology
- “Loneliness is a Major Health Risk for Older Adults,” summary of talk by psychologist John Cacioppo at American Association for the Advancement of Science
Beth Baker created a handout with descriptions of these and other studies.