Hostility, testosterone, and vascular reactivity to stress: effects of sex.

@article{Girdler1997HostilityTA,
  title={Hostility, testosterone, and vascular reactivity to stress: effects of sex.},
  author={Susan S. Girdler and L D Jammer and David Shapiro},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={242-63}
}
This study investigated the association of personality with cardiovascular stress reactivity (CVR) in men and women. Also, the degree to which testosterone and estradiol reactivity were related to personality and CVR measures was examined. Twenty-six men and 44 women completed the Cook-Medley Hostility Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory before speech, Stroop, and math stress. Testosterone (men) and estradiol (subset of women) were sampled once… CONTINUE READING