Heart rate and skin conductance in behaviorally inhibited Mauritian children.

@article{Scarpa1997HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate and skin conductance in behaviorally inhibited Mauritian children.},
  author={Antonio Scarpa and Adrian Raine and Peter H. Venables and Sarnoff A. Mednick},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={182-90}
}
This study tested predictions that inhibited versus uninhibited children exhibit higher heart rate (HR) and skin conductance (SC) arousal. Mauritian children (N = 1,795) were tested at age 3 and classified as inhibited, middle, or uninhibited on the basis of social behavior. HR level and several SC measures were obtained immediately before or during a tone task. Inhibited children displayed significantly higher HR and SC levels and longer SC latency relative to uninhibited children. Results… CONTINUE READING