Health Decision Making

Fears and Beliefs About Pain and Dentistry Predict Treatment-Seeking Behavior

Health behaviors are complex, and individual differences appear to be explained by variation in a host of psychosocial variables. With regard to oral health, treatment-seeking behavior and associated health outcomes are related to fear, anxiety, pain perception, and cognitions about controllability and the value of dental health. Avoidance of dental More

Me Versus the Scale

The New York Times: The scale and I have reached détente. That is: I leave it alone, and it affords me the same courtesy. I rarely step on it, and we’re both better off. I have earned the right of refusal. As someone who weighed herself almost daily between the More