Men exposed to the death and dismemberment occasioned by the crash of a commercial airplane were questioned about their behavior after the experience. Men independently designated as emotionally nonresponsive increased communicative behaviors as a function of stress, while emotionally responsive men decreased communication. Although social comparison has been shown to be desired in dealing with mild emotional states, these results suggest it may be avoided under intense emotional arousal.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Social Psychology|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1966|