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The burden of conscientiousness? Examining brain activation and cortisol response during social evaluative stress

Dahm, Anne-Sophie ; Schmierer, Phöbe ; Veer, Ilya M. ; Streit, Fabian ; Görgen, Anna ; Kruschwitz, Johann ; Wüst, Stefan ; Kirsch, Peter ; Walter, Henrik ; Erk, Susanne


Although conscientiousness has for a long time been considered generally adaptive, there are findings challenging this view, suggesting that conscientiousness might be less advantageous during uncontrollable stress. We here examined the impact of conscientiousness on brain activation during and the cortisol response following an uncontrollable social evaluative stress task in order to test this ...


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