Accession Number : ADA134335

Title :   Task Differences, Stylistic Characteristics and Physiological Arousal.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER HERSHEY PA DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Susan C

PDF Url : ADA134335

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This research was designed to determine the effects of cognitive/behavioral styles, in general, and of the General Incongruity Adaptation Level (GIAL), in particular, on physiological arousal under a variety of task conditions. It was found that load stressors in many cases produce changes in blood pressure levels which appear to parallel previous findings showing them to be related to various indices of task performance. Particularly the GIAL style (and to lesser degrees cognitive complexity and Type A, in that order) appear to mediate when load stressor effects on arousal do occur. The present research provides the basis for planned research efforts which will be concerned with potential covariation of task performance measures (such as risk taking and utilization of strategy) and physiological responsivity, as they are jointly affected by behavioral styles and task stressor (e.g., load) levels.

Descriptors :   *Behavior, *Perception(Psychology), *Cognition, Performance tests, Physiological effects, Patterns, Factor analysis

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE