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The role of distraction and trait worry in the process of recovery from stress

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Title The role of distraction and trait worry in the process of recovery from stress
Period 12 / 2009 - 12 / 2013
Status Current
Research number OND1333287
Data Supplier NWO

Abstract

Although recovery from stress is an essential part of a healthy life style, the process of recovery is not yet well understood. Particularly the impact of repetitive stressor-related thoughts on prolonged physiological activation even in the absence of immediate stressors, has been disregarded. By employing experimental and field methods, in this project we will investigate (i) how recovery unfolds in terms of stressor-related thoughts, negative and positive affect, and cardiovascular activation, (ii) how exposure to distracting stimuli may facilitate recovery, and (iii) how recovery may develop differently for individuals who differ in their tendency to worry.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. M.A.J. Kompier
Co-supervisor Dr. J.F. Brosschot
Project leader Prof.dr. S.A.E. Geurts
Doctoral/PhD student Drs. M. Radstaak

Classification

A78000 Occupational health care
A81000 Labour
D51000 Psychology

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