Psychological vulnerability and stress: the effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors.

@article{Sherman2009PsychologicalVA,
  title={Psychological vulnerability and stress: the effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors.},
  author={David K. Sherman and Debra P. Bunyan and J. David Creswell and Lisa M. Jaremka},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={554-62}
}
OBJECTIVE Everyday stressors can threaten valued aspects of the self. Self-affirmation theory posits that this threat could be attenuated if individuals affirm alternative self-resources. The present study examined whether self-affirmation would buffer cumulative stress responses to an ongoing academic stressor. DESIGN Undergraduate participants provided… CONTINUE READING