Perceived self-efficacy in coping with cognitive stressors and opioid activation.

@article{Bandura1988PerceivedSI,
  title={Perceived self-efficacy in coping with cognitive stressors and opioid activation.},
  author={Albert Bandura and Dianna Cioffi and Craig B Taylor and Marc Brouillard},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={479-88}
}
This experiment tested the hypothesis that perceived self-inefficacy in exercising control over cognitive stressors activates endogenous opioid systems. Subjects performed mathematical operations under conditions in which they could exercise full control over the cognitive task demands or in which the cognitive demands strained or exceeded their cognitive capabilities. Subjects with induced high perceived self-efficacy exhibited little stress, whereas those with induced low perceived self… CONTINUE READING