The Autonomic Physiology of Terror Management: Investigating the Effects of Self-esteem on Vagal Tone

Theory and research suggests a link between self-esteem and cardiac vagal tone (parasympathetic nervous system influence on the heart). A literature review suggests that vagal tone protects the body against physiological threat responding (e.g., sympathetic responding) and that vagal tone is highest...

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Main Author: Martens, Andy
Other Authors: Greenberg, Jeff
Published: The University of Arizona. 2005
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