Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress.

@article{Jamieson2012MindOM,
  title={Mind over matter: reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress.},
  author={Jeremy Jamieson and Matthew K. Nock and Wendy Berry Mendes},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={417-22}
}
Researchers have theorized that changing the way we think about our bodily responses can improve our physiological and cognitive reactions to stressful events. However, the underlying processes through which mental states improve downstream outcomes are not well understood. To this end, we examined whether reappraising stress-induced arousal could improve cardiovascular outcomes and decrease attentional bias for emotionally negative information. Participants were randomly assigned to either a… CONTINUE READING

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