Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

4-26-2018

Advisor

Linda Tennison

Abstract

The present study looked at the interaction and effects of social isolation on
heart rate variability (HRV). Participants in this study included
undergraduate (N=20) students from St. Johns University and the College
of Saint Benedict. This study included an online survey that measured
neuroticism as well as an online program participants played called
CyberBall. After participants took the neuroticism survey they were
attached to a BioPac machine using electrodes that monitored their heart
rate variability while they played two rounds CyberBall. Heart rate
variability was collected for a total of twenty minutes. We hypothesized that
social isolation would decrease heart rate variability.

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