Public speaking in front of an unreceptive audience increases implicit power motivation and its endocrine arousal signature.

@article{Wiemers2015PublicSI,
  title={Public speaking in front of an unreceptive audience increases implicit power motivation and its endocrine arousal signature.},
  author={Uta S. Wiemers and Oliver C Schultheiss and Oliver T. Wolf},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={71},
  pages={69-74}
}
The present study explored the motivational characteristics of the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST; Kirschbaum, Pirke, & Hellhammer, 1993). Seventy-two participants either completed the public-speaking component of the TSST or, as a control condition, the friendly TSST (Wiemers, Schoofs, & Wolf, 2013) and wrote picture stories both before and after treatment. Stories were coded for motivational imagery related to power, achievement, and affiliation as well as for activity inhibition, a marker of… CONTINUE READING
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