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Daily Life Stress and the Cortisol Awakening Response: Testing the Anticipation Hypothesis

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-275779
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.27577
Powell, Daniel J. ; Schlotz, Wolff
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Abstract

The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct facet of the circadian cortisol rhythm associated with various health conditions and risk factors. It has repeatedly been suggested that the CAR could be a result of the anticipated demands of the upcoming day (stress anticipation) and could support coping with daily life stress. In a sample of 23 healthy participants CARs were assessed on two ...

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