Social support reduces cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: a laboratory model.

@article{Kamarck1990SocialSR,
  title={Social support reduces cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: a laboratory model.},
  author={Thomas Kamarck and Stephen B. Manuck and J. Richard Jennings},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={42-58}
}
In this study we investigated the effects of nonevaluative social interaction on the cardiovascular response to psychological challenge. Thirty-nine college-age females appeared accompanied ("Friend" condition) or unaccompanied ("Alone" condition) to an experimental laboratory. In the Friend condition, partners were present while the subject participated in two laboratory tasks, and the partners' evaluation potential was minimized by design. Subjects in the Friend condition showed reduced heart… CONTINUE READING

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