PERCEIVED STRESS, PERFORMANCE, PERSONALITY AND BIOCHEMICAL FACTORS IN HUMANS.
Final rept., 1 Apr 65-31 Oct 66,
FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAN COLL ST PETERSBURG NEURO-SCIENCES LAB
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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