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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

11

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 25-36

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2006

Abstract

The present study investigated the effects of strength of social network on physiological stress during a cognitive task. Participants were randomly assigned to a timed or untimed word search task. The dependent variables were heart rate and participants' perceptions of the difficulty of their word search task. Participants in the high stress condition reported performing significantly worse on the word search task than those in the low stress condition. Participants perceived the task to be less difficult when in the high social network group as compared to the low social network group. While there were no significant findings for the heart rate measure, there was an interesting pattern. For the high stress condition, participants with a low social network had slightly higher heart rates than participants with a high social network.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

12 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 11 no. 2 2006

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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