Physiological Responses of College Students to a Pet

  title={Physiological Responses of College Students to a Pet},
  author={C C Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • C. C. Wilson
  • Published 1 October 1987
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
The effect of a pet on cardiovascular responses of college students was examined under three test conditions (i.e., reading aloud, reading quietly, and interacting with an unknown dog). A repeated-measures analysis with three covariates was used to examine the effect of the treatment on each of six dependent variables (systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, and State and Trait Anxiety). Reading aloud differed from baseline measures under all… Expand
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