Title

Positive Psychology and Men: The Tell-Tale Heart

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

2011

Abstract

Gender differences are often overlooked or minimized in research regarding well-being. Men and women respond differently to stress, such that men experience higher risk of cardiovascular events. Yet despite their greater potential to benefit, men seem to exhibit less interest and participation than women in activities shown by research to enhance well-being. Heart rate variability provides a sensitive and reliable index of well-being and adaptability both at rest and across various stressors. Research suggests that heart rate variability is influenced not only by physiological processes, but also cognitive and emotional processes, which differ between men and women. Neurological factors underlying these differences may suggest future directions for improving well-being in men.

Keywords

gender, vagal tone, hrv, stress

Topic

Health/Wellness, Well-being/Flourishing

Format

Literature Review

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Date Posted: 08 July 2015