Ambulatory Assessment of Skin Conductivity During First Thesis Presentation: Lower Self-Confidence Predicts Prolonged Stress Response

@article{Elfering2011AmbulatoryAO,
  title={Ambulatory Assessment of Skin Conductivity During First Thesis Presentation: Lower Self-Confidence Predicts Prolonged Stress Response},
  author={Achim Elfering and Simone Grebner},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={93-99}
}
In this field study self-confidence was tested to predict the course of galvanic electrodermal stress response prior, during and after public speaking. Ten graduate students initially rated their self-confidence and afterwards presented their thesis proposals orally in a 10-min presentation to their supervisor and peers. Galvanic skin response level was measured throughout and analysed for 10 min prior to, during, and 10 min after the presentation. Two major galvanic electrodermal stress… 
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