Trier VR team publishes a new study

Are social stress responses dependent on the group identity of interaction partners?

 In one study, we examined the role of ethnic context on stress responses using a virtual reality (VR)-based adaptation of a standardized stress induction protocol, the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST-VR). Results show that stress responses occur regardless of the ethnicity of the interviewer and could not be predicted based on implicit bias, explicit bias, or prejudicial attitudes regarding appearance. In real threat situations, the ethnic identity of the interaction partners apparently plays no role. The paper will be published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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