Effects of video-relayed social support on hemodynamic reactivity and salivary cortisol during laboratory-based behavioral challenge.

@article{Thorsteinsson1998EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of video-relayed social support on hemodynamic reactivity and salivary cortisol during laboratory-based behavioral challenge.},
  author={E B Thorsteinsson and Jack E. James and M E Gregg},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={436-44}
}
The authors tested the effects of a laboratory analogue of social support on reactivity to laboratory-based behavioral challenge. Video-relayed supportive commentary was provided by a same-sex confederate while participants (40 healthy men and women assigned to support and no-support groups) performed a demanding computer task, and their heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and salivary cortisol were measured. The authors found that heart rate and cortisol level (but not blood… CONTINUE READING

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