• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Health psychology : official…
    2012
  • DOI:10.1037/a0026947

Evaluative threat and ambulatory blood pressure: cardiovascular effects of social stress in daily experience.

@article{Smith2012EvaluativeTA,
  title={Evaluative threat and ambulatory blood pressure: cardiovascular effects of social stress in daily experience.},
  author={Timothy W. Smith and Wendy C Birmingham and Bert N. Uchino},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          763-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Physiological effects of social evaluation are central in models of psychosocial influences on physical health. Experimental manipulations of evaluative threat evoke substantial cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses in laboratory studies, but only preliminary evidence is available regarding naturally occurring evaluative threats in daily life. In such nonexperimental ambulatory studies, it is essential to distinguish effects of evaluative threat from related constructs known to… CONTINUE READING

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