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File287 - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress2019-092023-10

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-287
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
287 - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress
Duration: 2019-09 - 2023-10
Researcher(s):
Brenda O'Connell, Stephen Gallagher, Brian Leavy
Institution(s): Centre for Mental Health & Community Research, Department of Psychology, Maynooth University (Ireland); Study of Stress, Anxiety and Health Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
O'Connell, B. H.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Cardiovascular reactivity / Stress / Gratitude / Health / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

DocumentGratitude, affect balance, and stress buffering: A growth curve examination of cardiovascular responses to a laboratory stress task2023

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-287
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
287 - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress
Duration: 2019-09 - 2023-10
Researcher(s):
Brenda O'Connell, Stephen Gallagher, Brian Leavy
Institution(s): Centre for Mental Health & Community Research, Department of Psychology, Maynooth University (Ireland); Study of Stress, Anxiety and Health Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
O'Connell, B. H.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Cardiovascular reactivity / Stress / Gratitude / Health / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-287.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Gratitude, affect balance, and stress buffering: A growth curve examination of cardiovascular responses to a laboratory stress task
Publication year: 2023
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167876022002707?via=ihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Previous research has indicated that gratitude and affect-balance play key stress-buffering roles. However, to date there is limited research on the impact of gratitude and affect balance on cardiovascular recovery from acute psychological stress, and whether affect balance moderates the relationship between gratitude and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress. In this study, 68 adults completed measures of state gratitude, positive and negative affect, and completed a laboratory-based cardiovascular stress-testing protocol. This incorporated a 20-minute acclimatization period, a 10-minute baseline, a 6-minute arithmetic stress task, and an 8-minute recovery period. Mixed-effects growth curve models were fit and the results indicated that state gratitude predicted lower systolic blood pressure responses throughout the stress-testing period. Affect balance was found to moderate the association between state gratitude and diastolic blood pressure responses to stress, amplifying the effects of state gratitude. These findings suggest that state gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on both reactions to and recovery from acute psychological stress.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Leavy, B.
Secondary author(s):
O'Connell, B. H., O'Shea, D.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
3
Percentiles:
6
Reference:
Leavy, B., O'Connell, B. H., & O'Shea, D. (2023). Gratitude, affect balance, and stress buffering: A growth curve examination of cardiovascular responses to a laboratory stress task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 183, 103–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2022.11.013
2-year Impact Factor: 3.000|2022
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2023
Times cited: 1|2024-02-16
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Gratitude / Stress / Negative affect / Positive affect / Affect balance / Cardiovascular reactivity / Cardiovascular recovery / Blood pressure

DocumentFinal report - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress2023

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-287
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
287 - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress
Duration: 2019-09 - 2023-10
Researcher(s):
Brenda O'Connell, Stephen Gallagher, Brian Leavy
Institution(s): Centre for Mental Health & Community Research, Department of Psychology, Maynooth University (Ireland); Study of Stress, Anxiety and Health Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick (Ireland)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Research Funding Agreement
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
O'Connell, B. H.
Secondary author(s):
Gallagher, S.
Number of reproductions:
3
Keywords:
Cardiovascular reactivity / Stress / Gratitude / Health / Psychophysiology and Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-287.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress
Publication year: 2023
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
Background:
Gratitude is a specific positive emotion described as the recognition that something good has happened to an individual and which is perceived as costly, altruistic, or valuable. It has been previously associated with reductions in responses to stress.
Aims:
This project examines the relationship between gratitude and the cardiovascular response to stress.
Method: This project uses lab-based stress induction, the experimental manipulation of gratitude, and the longitudinal measurement of heart attacks. Study 1 (N = 68) assesses the relationship between state gratitude and the cardiovascular stress response. Study 2 (N=121) experimentally manipulates gratitude to assess its impacts on the cardiovascular stress response. Study 3 (N = 912) is a longitudinal study. Cardiovascular reactivity was measured in a lab and 7 years later, incidence of acute myocardial infarction was assessed.
Results:
Results of multilevel growth curve analyses for studies 1 and 2 indicate that state gratitude reduced the overall stress response, meaning that state gratitude is associated with a smaller response to stress and faster recovery. The results of mediation analyses for study 3 indicate that heart rate reactivity mediates the relationship between trait gratitude and the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, with trait gratitude lowering the likelihood of suffering one.
Conclusions:
Gratitude is associated with lowered reactivity to and hastened recovery from stress. It was also associated with a lower likelihood of suffering heart attacks. This furthers our understanding of how positive emotions impact physical health. It further implies that gratitude is a useful intervention for the promotion of cardiovascular health.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
O'Connell, B. H.
Secondary author(s):
Leavy, B.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
3
Reference:
O'Connell, B. H., & Leavy, B. (2023). Final report - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Gratitude / Stress / Cardiovascular reactivity / Cardiovascular recovery / Positive emotions / Cardiovascular health

Final report - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress

Final report - More thankful, less stressed? Gratitude and physiological reactions to stress