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  Associations of social processing abilities with psychosocial stress sensitivity

Blasberg, J. U., Kanske, P., Böckler, A., Trautwein, F.-M., Singer, T., & Engert, V. (2022). Associations of social processing abilities with psychosocial stress sensitivity. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology, 12: 100159. doi:10.1016/j.cpnec.2022.100159.

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Blasberg, Jost U.1, Author
Kanske, Philipp2, 3, Author           
Böckler, Anne4, Author
Trautwein, Fynn-Mathis5, Author
Singer, Tania6, Author           
Engert, Veronika1, 3, Author                 
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1Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Psycho-Oncology, Jena University Hospital, Germany, ou_persistent22              
2Chair for Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, TU Dresden, Germany, ou_persistent22              
3Research Group Social Stress and Family Health, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_3025667              
4Department of Psychology, Julius Maximilian University, Germany, ou_persistent22              
5Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany, ou_persistent22              
6Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society, ou_3059938              

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Free keywords: Psychosocial stress; Cortisol; Empathy; Theory of mind; Compassion
 Abstract: Through the long-term activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, chronic psychosocial stress can compromise mental and bodily health. Psychosocial stress is determined by the perception of social interactions as ego-threatening, and thus strongly influenced by individual social processing capacities. In the current study, we investigated whether three key components of social processing are linked to how individuals respond to the experience of acute psychosocial stress exposure. Empathy, compassion, and Theory of Mind (ToM) were assessed using a state-of-the-art paradigm, the EmpaToM. Participants (N = 118) also underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), a standardized psychosocial laboratory stress test. Stress responses were measured in terms of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase, heart-rate, high-frequency heart-rate variability (HF-HRV), and subjective stress experience. ToM performance correlated with different aspects of the acute psychosocial stress response. More specifically, higher levels of ToM were linked to increased alpha-amylase and reduced HF-HRV sensitivity to stress. Empathy and compassion levels had no influence on stress sensitivity. We conclude that ToM performance has a stable albeit contradictory association with acute psychosocial stress, while empathy and compassion tendencies appear to be largely unrelated. Overall, the relationship between EmpaToM-derived empathy, compassion, and ToM characteristics with stress sensitivity in the TSST is relatively weak.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-09-062022-09-082022-09-162022-11
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.cpnec.2022.100159
Other: eCollection 2022
PMID: 36164367
PMC: PMC9508502
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Funding organization : European Research Council

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Title: Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology
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Publ. Info: Amsterdam : Elsevier
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 12 Sequence Number: 100159 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2666-4976
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2666-4976