Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2017 Mar;42(1):1-12
Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY, 12222, USA.
The study examined the effects of a social stressor (Trier Social Stress Test) on 24 male and 32 female college students' affective and physiological reactivity and their subsequent performance on a decision-making task (Iowa Gambling Task). The 56 participants were randomly assigned to a social stressor or a control condition. Compared to controls, participants in the stress condition responded with higher heart rates and skin conductance responses, reported more negative affect, and on the decision-making task made less advantageous choices. Read More