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Cognitive stress, martial arts and human speech
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Results from multiple studies indicate fundamental frequency (F0) as  parameter of human speech that tends to increase with stress. This study compares voice recordings of experienced and novice martial artists, as practicing martial arts (MA) is speculated to improve stress management. The sample consisted of 10 participants, five experienced and five novices. Recordings were made in a normal state and a state of cognitive stress, induced by mental arithmetics and an auditive stressor. Verbal stress response proved present for all participants. The experienced group showed lesser tendency to increase spread of frequency in the face of stress as compared to the novice group. The difference was confirmed significant by ANOVA. The results are similar to earlier findings on the effects of stress management training on verbal stress response. Further research is necessary to confirm these results, considering homogeneity and sample size..

Abstract [sv]

Resultat från flertalet studier indikerar att fundamental frekvens (F0) är en parameter i mänskligt tal som tenderar öka med stress. Denna studie jämför röstinspelningar av erfarna kampsportsutövare och noviser, eftersom kampsport har spekulerats förbättra stresshantering. Urvalet bestod av 10 deltagare, fem erfarna och 5 noviser. Inspelningarna utfördes i ett normalt tillstånd samt i ett tillstånd av kognitiv stress, inducerat av mental aritmetik och en auditiv stressor. Alla deltagare uppvisade verbal stressrespons. Den erfarna gruppen visade en mindre tendens att öka spridning av frekvens i en stressig situation, jämfört med noviserna. ANOVA bekräftade att skillnaden var signifikant. Resultaten liknar de från tidigare forskning på effekten av stresshanterings‐träning på verbal stressrespons. Ytterligare forskning är nödvändig för att bekräfta dessa resultat, med fokus på homogenitet och urvalsstorlek.

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2016.
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Social Sciences Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-123153DiVA: diva2:943494
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Programme in Cognitive Science
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-28 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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