Social evaluation and cardiovascular response: an active coping approach.

@article{Wright1995SocialEA,
  title={Social evaluation and cardiovascular response: an active coping approach.},
  author={Rex A. Wright and A M Tunstall and Brenda J Williams and James S Goodwin and E Harmon-Jones},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={530-43}
}
Cardiovascular effects of social evaluation were examined under different task conditions. In Experiment 1, systolic responses in women were greater under public than private conditions when a fixed behavioral challenge was difficult, but not when the challenge was easy. In Experiment 2, social evaluation potentiated systolic responsivity in men and women when a behavioral challenge was unfixed, but not when a behavioral challenge was fixed and easy to meet. Results are discussed in terms of a… CONTINUE READING