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Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task

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Show simple item record Griffin, Siobhán M. Howard, Siobhán 2021-09-08T08:36:23Z 2021-09-08T08:36:23Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Griffin, S. M.; Howard, S. (2020) 'Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task'. Psychophysiology, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 10.1111/psyp.13555
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Laboratory tasks used to elicit a cardiovascular stress response in the laboratory can involve either active or passive coping. However, in previous work, passive stress tasks often incorporate a distinct physical stress element, such as the handgrip or cold pressor task, meaning observed changes in cardiovascular parameters may be the result of the physical element of the stressor rather than truly reflecting psychological stress. The present study aimed to establish the validity of a psychological passive stressor; one more analogous to active tasks than those previously employed in laboratory studies. Twenty-six young, healthy adults completed a speech task in the laboratory following a resting baseline period. Twelve months later, they were invited back to the laboratory and watched the video recording of their speech. Analyses confirmed that while both tasks elicited significant SBP and DBP change (all ps < .001), only the active task was associated with HR and CO reactivity (both ps < .001), while only the passive task was associated with TPR reactivity (p = .028). Furthermore, the passive stressor was associated with a mixed hemodynamic profile, whereas the active stressor was associated with a clear myocardial profile. This study confirms that watching a video recording of oneself complete a speech task is associated with a more vascular response profile, a response associated with passive coping contexts. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychophysiology;57 (8), e13555
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed author version of the following article: Griffin, SM, Howard, S. Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en_US
dc.subject cardiovascular reactivity en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject stress tas en_US
dc.subject passive task en_US
dc.subject blood pressure en_US
dc.title Establishing the validity of a novel passive stress task en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2020-05-03T21:28:26Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/psyp.13555
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2954594
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Psychophysiology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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