Abstract

This study aims to examine the physiological, emotional, and psychological effects of stress on the human body. Chronic stress can cause a wide variety of symptoms and if left untreated can lead to illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. The goal I have for this study is to find how stress affects people, particularly college students, in order to gain a better understanding of how to help people better manage their stress and to lead healthier and happier lives. The study is a quantitative, quasi-experimental, correlational design and will focus on students within a university setting. I am using a variety of surveys and cognitive tests to see how stress affects participants’ lives and if there are any correlations between stress and well-being. I hypothesize that stress will show a negative correlation with emotional health and cognitive well-being, and a positive correlation to physiological symptom reporting. This research study has been approved and I am currently collecting data.

Modified Abstract

This study aims to examine the physiological, emotional, and psychological effects of stress on the human body. The goal I have for this study is to find how stress affects people, particularly college students, in order to gain a better understanding of how to help people better manage their stress. The study is a quantitative, quasi-experimental, correlational design and will focus on students within a university setting. I am using a variety of surveys to see how stress affects participants’ lives and if there are any correlations between stress and well-being. I hypothesize that stress will show a negative correlation with emotional health and cognitive well-being, and a positive correlation to physiological symptom reporting. This study has been approved and I am currently collecting data.

Research Category

Psychology

Author Information

Emily BerndtFollow

Primary Author's Major

Psychology

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Rachael Blasiman

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 1:00 PM

Research Area

Health Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Share

COinS
 
Mar 21st, 1:00 PM

The Effect of Stress on Physical Health, Emotional Well-Being, and Cognition

This study aims to examine the physiological, emotional, and psychological effects of stress on the human body. Chronic stress can cause a wide variety of symptoms and if left untreated can lead to illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. The goal I have for this study is to find how stress affects people, particularly college students, in order to gain a better understanding of how to help people better manage their stress and to lead healthier and happier lives. The study is a quantitative, quasi-experimental, correlational design and will focus on students within a university setting. I am using a variety of surveys and cognitive tests to see how stress affects participants’ lives and if there are any correlations between stress and well-being. I hypothesize that stress will show a negative correlation with emotional health and cognitive well-being, and a positive correlation to physiological symptom reporting. This research study has been approved and I am currently collecting data.