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Physiological Effects of Social Threat: Implications for Health

Sally S. Dickerson, Tara L. Gruenewald and Margaret E. Kemeny

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195342161
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195342161.013.0052

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Physiological Effects of Social Threat: Implications for Health

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This chapter examines the specific physiological parameters that may be elicited in response to social self threats in humans. Evidence is provided showing that sensitivity to social threat could have negative health effects in part because of increases in physiological activity

Keywords: social health; social self threat; health; physiological activity

Article.  12465 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience ; Social Psychology

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