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Acute psychosocial stress and everyday moral decision-making in young healthy men: The impact of cortisol

Singer, Nina, Sommer, Monika, Döhnel, Katrin, Zänkert, Sandra, Wüst, Stefan and Kudielka, Brigitte M. (2017) Acute psychosocial stress and everyday moral decision-making in young healthy men: The impact of cortisol. Hormones and Behavior 93, pp. 72-81.

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In everyday life, moral decisions must frequently be made under acute stress. Although there is increasing evidence that both stress and cortisol affect moral judgment and behavior as well as decision-making in various domains unrelated to morality, surprisingly few attempts have been made to explore the effects of stress on everyday moral decision-making. Therefore, in the present study, we ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie VII (Medizinische Psychologie, Psychologische Diagnostik und Methodenlehre) - Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kudielka
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Keywords:PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS; SEX-DIFFERENCES; RESPONSES; DILEMMAS; JUDGMENT; BEHAVIOR; BRAIN; HUMANS; AFFILIATION; UNCERTAINTY; Everyday moral decision-making; Acute psychosocial stress; Salivary cortisol; Social decision-making; Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; Trier Social Stress Test (TSST); Placebo Trier Social Stress Test (PTSST); Altruistic decisions; Egoistic decisions; Prosocial behavior
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39391
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