Biological and psychological markers of stress in humans: focus on the Trier Social Stress Test
Keywords: locus of control, acute stress, cortisol, undergraduate students, Trier Social Stress Test
, speech performance
2) Using the Trier Social Stress Test
, the subject is asked to give a speech and perform a simple math task in front of an audience.
An adapted children's version of the Trier Social Stress Test
(TSST-C) was used in this research as a standard laboratory psychosocial stressor (Kirschbaum, Pirke, & Hellhammer, 1993).
2000), but the gold standard of social interaction stressors is the Trier Social Stress Test
METHODS: Seventy male participants completed the Trier Social Stress Test
They completed daily diaries about their sexual activities for a period of 2 weeks, and then their systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured before, during, and after participating in the Trier Social Stress Test
Using a tool called the Trier Social Stress Test
to induce psychological stress, and a capsaicin cream to produce inflammation on the skin, immune and endocrine measures were collected before and after training in the two methods.
To measure each group's inflammatory response to stress, the researchers then asked them to undergo a laboratory role-play called the Trier Social Stress Test
, in which they had to appear before a panel of "judges" and both speak about their qualifications for their job and then count backward from a number by 13s.
In the test, the researchers examined the salivary cortisol response in 97 university students via the Trier Social Stress Test
(TSST) devised at Trier University in Germany.
2012) found a significant correlation between salivary cortisol and the trier social stress tests
(resembling psychosocial stress) in healthy female volunteers.
These two rest periods ("baseline" and "preparation") comprised subsections of two consecutive administrations of the Trier Social Stress Tests
(hereafter, TSST 1 and TSST 2) on the afternoon before structural imaging.