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Personality and stress

Type A Type B
Impatient (always in a rush) Not impatient
Aggressive Not aggressive
Competitive Not competitive
Friedman and Rosenman

Studies 3000 working class men in California
All had a health check to check blood pressure etc.
Asked to do a questionnaire to see if they type…

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This shows that personality may speed up effect of stress which opposes
Friedman and Rosenman's results as no personality type effects CHD
chances more.


Meta analysis of 35 studies and found that the only significant indicator of
stress related illness was hostility (one aspect of type A)
This means…


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