2020 American Psychosomatic Society (virtual conference)

Differences in Emotional Reactivity after Exposure in Stress among Adults

Presented by: Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie and her poster

Stephanie examined whether the relationship between stress and emotional reactivity varied based on age. Stress exposure was modestly related to more anxiety, sadness, and anger, whereas stress intensity demonstrated stronger effects. Age did not moderate stress exposure or intensity on any outcome. This study demonstrated that different types of stress influence an individual's emotions, but age, at least among this working and younger sample, did not impact findings. 

APA Citation: 

Reyes, S., Gavrilova, L., Zawadzki, M.J. (2020, May 21-24). Differences in emotional reactivity after exposure to stressful life events among adults [Poster Presentation]. Association for Psychological Science 32nd Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/conventions/annual