Studies for the Stress Unit

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1. What did Kiecolt-Glaser do in her study?

  • Took blood samples from students in a low stress and high stress period, immune system functioning was measured by NK cell activity
  • Inflicted punch biopsies in the mouths of students either in the holidays or during exam season
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2. Which piece of research can be used to evaluate Marmot's study?

  • Lazarus: the point of individual differences is missed in Marmot's study, some people may percieve high demands as stressful while others do not
  • Lifton: students with high Hardiness scores were more likely to finish their degrees

3. What did Holmes and Rahe find out?

  • A positive correlation between high life event scores and amount of illness while those who had low life event scores had low illness rates
  • Daily hassels increased job strain and decreased job performance, some nurses felt the uplifts counteracted the hassels and these uplifts improved job performance

4. What did Marucha find out?

  • The wounds given during exam season took 40% longer to heal
  • A positive correlation between high life event scores and amount of illness while those who had low life event scores had low illness rates

5. What did Friedman and Rosenman do in their study?

  • The set up a group of 3000 men and assesed their personalities by interview as well as examining them for signs of Coronary Heart Disease
  • Gave over 7000 civil servants a questionnaire on workload, job control and a health check for signs of Cardiovascular disease. An indepent assesment was also done by checking job specification and role, they were reassessed 5 years later

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