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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Blunted cardiac stress reactors exhibit relatively high levels of behavioural impulsivity
Author(s): Bibbey, Adam
Ginty, Annie T
Brindle, Ryan C
Phillips, Anna C
Carroll, Douglas
Contact Email: a.c.whittaker@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Cardiovascular activity
Impulsivity
Psychological stress
Stress reactivity
Issue Date: May-2016
Citation: Bibbey A, Ginty AT, Brindle RC, Phillips AC & Carroll D (2016) Blunted cardiac stress reactors exhibit relatively high levels of behavioural impulsivity. Physiology & Behavior, 159, pp. 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.011
Abstract: Blunted physiological reactions to acute psychological stress are associated with a range of adverse health and behavioural outcomes. This study examined whether extreme stress reactors differ in their behavioural impulsivity. Individuals showing blunted (N = 23) and exaggerated (N = 23) cardiovascular reactions to stress were selected by screening a healthy student population (N = 276). Behavioural impulsivity was measured via inhibitory control and motor impulsivity tasks. Blunted reactors exhibited greater impulsivity than exaggerated reactors on both stop-signal, F(1,41) = 4.99, p = 0.03, ηp2 = 0.108, and circle drawing, F(1,43) = 4.00, p = 0.05, η p 2 = 0.085, tasks. Individuals showing blunted cardiovascular stress reactions are characterized by greater impulsivity which may contribute to their increased susceptibility to outcomes such as obesity and addiction.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.011
Rights: Accepted refereed manuscript of: Bibbey A, Ginty AT, Brindle RC, Phillips AC & Carroll D (2016) Blunted cardiac stress reactors exhibit relatively high levels of behavioural impulsivity. Physiology & Behavior, 159, pp. 40-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.011 © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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