Coping with competition: neuroendocrine responses and cognitive variables.

@article{Salvador2009CopingWC,
  title={Coping with competition: neuroendocrine responses and cognitive variables.},
  author={Alicia Salvador and Raquel F. P. Costa},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={160-70}
}
Confronting another individual or group motivated by the same goal is a very frequent situation in human communities that occurs in many other species. Competitive interactions emerge as critical situations that shed light on the effects and consequences of social stress on health. But more important than the situation itself is the way it is interpreted by the subject. This "appraisal" involves cognitive processes that contribute to explaining the neuroendocrine response to these interactions… CONTINUE READING

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In this review , we defend the need to study human competition within the social stress framework , while maintaining an evolutionary perspective , and taking advantage of the theoretical and methodological advances in psychology and psychophysiology in order to better understand the cognitive processes underlying the social stress response in humans .
In this review , we defend the need to study human competition within the social stress framework , while maintaining an evolutionary perspective , and taking advantage of the theoretical and methodological advances in psychology and psychophysiology in order to better understand the cognitive processes underlying the social stress response in humans .
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