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stress, eudiamonism, hedonism, blood pressure
Research has repeatedly shown that individuals who rate highly on eudaimonic personality measures have a more positive perception of their well-being (physical and psychological) than individuals who rate highly on hedonic personality measures. We hypothesized that individuals who rate highly only the eudaimonic questions in the survey will have lower blood pressure and heart rate in response to stress, and also will return to normal stress levels more quickly than hedonic individuals. These results valid a number of other research studies that have demonstrated that eudaimonic thought is consistently related to better health outcomes. Similarly, individuals who rated highly on eudaimonic measures were generally more psychologically healthy than their more hedonic counterparts.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Breton, Brigham; Billings-Smith, Nathan; Lefrandt, Jason; and Steffen, Patrick R., "An Alternative to Hedonism: Eudaimonic Well-Being" (2012). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 8.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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