Rethinking stress: the role of mindsets in determining the stress response.

@article{Crum2013RethinkingST,
  title={Rethinking stress: the role of mindsets in determining the stress response.},
  author={Alia J Crum and Peter Salovey and Shawn Achor},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          716-33
        }
}
This article describes 3 studies that explore the role of mindsets in the context of stress. In Study 1, we present data supporting the reliability and validity of an 8-item instrument, the Stress Mindset Measure (SMM), designed to assess the extent to which an individual believes that the effects of stress are either enhancing or debilitating. In Study 2, we demonstrate that stress mindsets can be altered by watching short, multimedia film clips presenting factual information biased toward… 

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