Racial Provocation Induces Cortisol Responses in African-Americans*Report as inadecuate

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Purpose: To examine salivary cortisol responses to a racially-charged stimulus in a group of African-American individuals. Methods: A nonrandom sample of 245 age: 43.8 ± 11.1 years; 64% female African-American individuals was recruited by advertisements. Specifically, salivary cortisol was assessed prior to and after being exposed to a racially-charged movie clip. In addition, the salivary cortisol was assessed in the morning and evening of the day following exposure to the racially-charged movie clip. Results: A statistically significant increase in cortisol was found P

Author: Ali A. Weinstein, Angela Termini, Joshua B. Kazman, Stacey A. Zeno, Preetha Abraham, Patricia A. Deuster

Source: http://www.scirp.org/


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