Personality Correlates of Cardiovascular Reactivity

Bolen, Sara (2016) Personality Correlates of Cardiovascular Reactivity. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Michael T. Allen from Psychology, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Neuroticism is a personality trait characterized by one’s susceptibility to experience negative emotions, such as loneliness, self-consciousness, sadness, and worry. Neuroticism also has been found to be linked to blunted cardiovascular reactivity, which in turn has been shown to be associated with negative health outcomes, such as stroke or heart disease. The present study examined 50 undergraduate females at the University of Mississippi in order to examine the relationship of neuroticism and cardiovascular reactivity rates during a stressful speech task. Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) levels were recorded during rest and the stress periods, and neuroticism levels were measured by the NEO-FFI. No significant relationships between neuroticism and cardiovascular reactivity levels were found.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Bolen, Sara
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Michael T. Allen
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Ms. Sara Bolen
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 20:03
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 20:03
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/494

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