How To Cope Under Pressure, According To Psychology

In this study, the stressor was physical – volunteers had to submerge their feet into cold water – but in theory, the same effect could hold for other forms of stress.) In some trials, participants actually had their partner in the same room. These people reported less pain than those who just imagined that their partner was there, but the blood pressure data for the two groups were statistically equivalent. “The results suggest that accessing the mental representation of a romantic partner and a partner’s presence each buffer against exaggerated acute stress responses to a similar degree,” the researchers write.  Choking and clutch It’s possible that, in modulating physiological arousal, this kind of technique may reduce the risk of choking under pressure. This phenomenon is familiar to many of us. When the pressure gets “too much”, our skills suddenly deteriorate, and we perform more poorly than we, or anyone else, expected. Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon has been extensively studied in sport. One analysis of the performance of elite tennis players, led by Danny Cohen-Zada, concluded that the male players were about twice as adversely affected by high pressure as the female players, perhaps because men typically show a bigger spike in levels of the stress hormone cortisol when under pressure than women do. (“Our robust evidence that women can respond better than men to competitive pressure is compelling,” the...
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Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Neurosurgery Orthopedic Surgery Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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Condition:   Chronic Pain Intervention:   Device: Spinal Cord Stimulator Sponsor:   Mayo Clinic Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Communication Family Friends General Grief and Loss Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Source Type: blogs
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Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ann Behav Med Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   AOT;   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Action Observation training;   Other: Active Exercises Sponsor:   Istituto Clinico Humanitas Recruiting
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