Social support versus social evaluation: unique effects on vascular and myocardial response patterns.

@article{Christian2006SocialSV,
  title={Social support versus social evaluation: unique effects on vascular and myocardial response patterns.},
  author={Lisa M Christian and Catherine M. Stoney},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={914-21}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of companion presence and evaluation on cardiovascular reactivity to an acute stressor. METHODS Eighty-two women completed a speech task in one of four conditions: with an evaluative companion present, with a nonevaluative companion present, alone while being evaluated by a companion with a video camera, or alone while the companion waited outside. RESULTS A significant interaction between companion condition and evaluative condition on systolic… CONTINUE READING

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