Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20988
Title: Effects of Video-Relayed Social Support on Hemodynamic Reactivity and Salivary Cortisol During Laboratory-Based Behavioral Challenge
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; James, Jack E (author); Gregg, M Elizabeth (author)
Publication Date: 1998
DOI: 10.1037/0278-6133.17.5.436
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20988
Abstract: The authors tested the effects of a laboratory analogue of social support on reactivity to laboratory-based behavioral challenge. Video-relayed supportive commentary was provided by a same-sex confederate while participants (40 healthy men and women assigned to support and no-support groups) performed a demanding computer task, and their heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and salivary cortisol were measured. The authors found that heart rate and cortisol level (but not blood pressure) were attenuated in the support condition for both genders. Objective performance on the task was similar in both groups, but the social support group reported higher levels of perceived support and rated the task as easier than did participants in the no-support condition. Video presentation offers new opportunities for systematically examining social support and its effects.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/A79531526
Source of Publication: Health Psychology, 17(5), p. 436-444
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1930-7810
0278-6133
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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