How stress affects our cognitive emotion regulation

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Participants in the socially evaluated cold-pressor test are required to hold th
Participants in the socially evaluated cold-pressor test are required to hold their hand in a basin of ice-cold water for three minutes.
How do men and women regulate their emotions under stress? A new study in cognitive psychology that makes use of the socially evaluated cold-pressor test has answered this question.

The response to stress varies from person to person. "We’re trying to find out which factors may account for these different susceptibilities," explains Dr. Katja Langer, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cognitive Psychology. Research has shown that there are two main stress systems. "When we’re under stress, our body releases the stress hormone cortisol, for one thing. Plus, our sympathetic nervous system is activated, and that means the neurotransmitters adrenaline and noradrenaline. ...
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