publication . Article . 2012

When Does Stress Help or Harm? The Effects of Stress Controllability and Subjective Stress Response on Stroop Performance

Henderson, Roselinde K.; Snyder, Hannah R.; Gupta, Tina; Banich, Marie T.;
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  • Published: 07 Jun 2012 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 3 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Abstract
The ability to engage in goal-directed behavior despite exposure to stress is critical to resilience. Questions of how stress can impair or improve behavioral functioning are important in diverse settings, from athletic competitions to academic testing. Previous research suggests that controllability is a key factor in the impact of stress on behavior: learning how to control stressors buffers people from the negative effects of stress on subsequent cognitively demanding tasks. In addition, research suggests that the impact of stress on cognitive functioning depends on an individual’s response to stressors: moderate responses to stress can lead to improved perfo...
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free text keywords: stress, Psychology, controllability, contingency, Original Research, executive function
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publication . Article . 2012

When Does Stress Help or Harm? The Effects of Stress Controllability and Subjective Stress Response on Stroop Performance

Henderson, Roselinde K.; Snyder, Hannah R.; Gupta, Tina; Banich, Marie T.;