The Effects of Public Displays of Affection on Cognitive Performance and Stress

Time and Location
Poster Session VI - Board: VI-132
Saturday May 24, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

N. Alexander Bismack
Albion College

Tammy J. Jechura
Albion College

Cognitive performance, self-reported stress levels and cortisol levels were assessed as a function of public displays of affection (PDA), time of day and gender. Although both males and females showed subjective and biological stress responses to PDA in morning conditions, only females demonstrated cognitive impairment in response to PDA.

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