Accession Number : AD0653973

Title :   PERCEIVED STRESS, PERFORMANCE, PERSONALITY AND BIOCHEMICAL FACTORS IN HUMANS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Apr 65-31 Oct 66,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAN COLL ST PETERSBURG NEURO-SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Angermeier,W. F. ; Stevens,E. I.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : A study was made to investigate perceived stress, performance, personality and biochemical factors in humans. A total of 250 naive human subjects, both males and females, white and colored, ranging in age from 15 to 22 years were used as subjects to study possible relationships which might exist between (1), perceived stress, (2) personality factors as they appear on the California Psychological Inventory, (3) IQ as measured by the Otis Test, (4) a match-to-sample block test, (5) an analogy problem solving test under stress, (6) change in pupil size, (7) change in heart rate under stress, and (8) galvanic skin response during and after sound-shock conditioning. Possible biochemical differences as they may exist among various subgroups and their possible modification by a program of cultural, perceptual, and dietary enrichment were also investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), BIOCHEMISTRY, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, PERSONALITY TESTS, GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE, PULSE RATE, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE