The role of cortisol reactivity in children's and adults' memory of a prior stressful experience.

@article{Quas2011TheRO,
  title={The role of cortisol reactivity in children's and adults' memory of a prior stressful experience.},
  author={Jodi A Quas and Ilona S. Yim and Robin S. Edelstein and Larry Cahill and Elizabeth B Rush},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={166-74}
}
The purpose of this study was to identify whether cortisol reactivity to a stressful laboratory event was related to children's memory of that event and to determine whether this relation was comparable to that observed in adults. Nine- to 12-year-olds and young adults completed an impromptu speech and math task during which repeated cortisol samples and self-reported stress ratings were collected. Two weeks later, participants' memory for the tasks was examined. Greater cortisol reactivity was… CONTINUE READING

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