Title

Salivary Cortisol Reactivity to Failure and Exercise: The Roles of Trait Anxiety, Coping Style, and Childhood Abuse

Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article cites a study on cortisol reactivity to experimental manipulation in relation to individual differences and personal history. It has found that trait anxious individuals have elevated cortisol and it increases in response to naturalistic and laboratory stress. In addition, those with an avoidant coping style had lower cortisol and those with an emotion focused style had much higher levels.

Original Citation

Spievak, E., Kerr, A.N. (2007) Salivary Cortisol Reactivity to Failure and Exercise: The Roles of Trait Anxiety, Coping Style, and Childhood Abuse. Psychology Journal, 4(1), 4-14.