(unit 2 stress study) kiecolt glaser et al 1984- effects of stress on immune system

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aim: investigate whether stress of important exams has an effect on the functioning of the immune system.

Procedure: natural experiment using 75 medical students
                   Blood samples were taken : one month before exams (low stress)
                                                                during the exams (high stress)
                   functioning was assessed by measuring Tcell lymphocyte activity
                   students were given questionnaires to measure psychological state

findings: T cell activity was…


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