All posts by Michael Booth

Michael Booth spent two decades in elite and professional levels of cycling, acrobatics, and stunt work prior to being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of thirty three. He received a Bachelor of Anthropology in 2013, a Master of Science in Applied Psychology in 2015, and began PhD work in Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan in 2017. He is a National Institute of Aging Trainee at the Institute for Social Research.

OHNOMOPOMO! Justifications and Unsolicited Advice

People who have a chronic debilitating disease often have to deal with well-meaning people suggesting that they try treatments that are unproven or outright quackery. Consideration of the Sokal hoax can help.

/ December 20, 2016

Positive Psychology and Health

The idea that a positive attitude can lead to better health is widespread. But is it based on good evidence?

/ November 7, 2016