BUFFER CONDITIONS IN EXPERIMENTAL STRESS.
DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C
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Reactions of subjects to the experimental situation was investigated by means of plasma free fatty acid level. Arousal elevated FFA level was shown at entry into the experiment, at the giving of instructions, and at upsetting experiences during the experiment. Stress at entry can be called experimental stress, variations within the experiment, manipulated stress. A series of conditions which insulate the subject socially, psychologically or physically from the situation diminish experimental stress and obliterate the differences in manipulated stress. They are previous acquaintance, previous work together as a group, commitment to the experiment, and low height-weight ratio. Author