Anger and fear responses to stress have different biological profiles

@article{Moons2010AngerAF,
  title={Anger and fear responses to stress have different biological profiles},
  author={Wesley G. Moons and Naomi I. Eisenberger and Shelley E. Taylor},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={215-219}
}
In contrast to a general model of stress, a functional model suggests that emotions may regulate stress responses in specific adaptive ways. The current study examined whether anger and fear during a challenging stress task (Trier Social Stress Task) were differentially associated with cortisol and proinflammatory cytokine responses to an acute stressor. Baseline anger and fear were related to greater cortisol and proinflammatory cytokines. However, anger reactions to the stressor were… Expand

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