Dr Howard S. Friedman is a psychologist, researcher and author with a worldwide reputation. He has made groundbreaking contributions to the study of health and longevity, emphasizing how personality can affect a person’s general health and life expectancy. He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.

Dr Friedman has decisively enhanced the understanding of personality predictors for health and longevity. An acclaimed and popular author, his books include the highly influential and widely reviewed The Longevity Project, The Self-Healing Personality and The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. He also serves as Editor of the Journal of Non-Verbal Behavior.

Across an illustrious and varied career, Dr Friedman has received numerous awards for his work, including the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology Award from the APA.

Dr Friedman’s work is often covered by the media, including The Atlantic, the BBC, NPR and PsychCentral.

6 Honors and Awards
University of California, Riverside2012
Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award
American Psychological Association2008
James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award
5 Books
Book cover of "The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight Decade Study"
Book cover of "The Self-Healing Personality: Why Some People Achieve Health and Others Succumb to Illness"
Book cover of "The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology"
Book cover of "Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research"
Book cover of "Foundations of Health Psychology"