Sherman, Bunyan, et al., 2009: Affirming values weeks before a test reduced levels of stress as the test approached among undergraduate students
Sherman, D. K., Bunyan, D. P., Creswell, J. D., & Jaremka, L. M. (2009). Psychological vulnerability and stress: The effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors. Health Psychology, 28(5), 554.Download PDF
Undergraduate students who completed two values-affirmation exercises in the weeks preceding a major test showed reduced levels of stress hormones as the test approached.