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dc.contributor.authorChen, Chuan
dc.contributor.authorEmholz, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorLardinois, Eric
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Devon
dc.contributor.authorScott, Shane
dc.contributor.authorTimmler, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-27T18:04:19Z
dc.date.available2020-04-27T18:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/80045
dc.descriptionAn article that appeared in JASS, issue 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractOur study’s focus was to demonstrate the effects of an acute psychosocial stress event on short-term memory. We hypothesized that an acute psychosocial stress event would lead to an impairment of short-term memory. To induce a psychosocial stress event a Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) was used and blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate were measured before and after to determine if stress occurred. A short-term memory test was administered immediately after the TSST and consisted of a series of randomly assorted letters and numbers followed by blank slides during which the participant recalled the previously shown characters. The results were compared to a control group that did not experience a stress event. There was no statistically significant change in short-term memory scores between the control and experimental groups. There was a statistically significant change in mean arterial blood pressure (P-value = 0.037) likely indicating a stress response was induced. However, there were no statistically significant changes in heart rate or respiratory rate. The final results did not provide statistically significant evidence that the acute psychosocial stress event affected short-term memory. Further research should be done on a larger sample size and with slight variations on the methods to study the effects of stress on short-term memory.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS)en_US
dc.subjectTrier social stress testen_US
dc.subjectTSSTen_US
dc.subjectshort term memoryen_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Short Term Memoryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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