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Evaluating stress tolerance between first responders and civilians utilizing low-cost approaches

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Sofia De Lorenzo

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Jeremy Jonas

The main question is if first responders have a higher threshold for sympathetic nervous system responses.The hypothesis is that the first responders would have less of a reaction during the stressful clips. In order to find this a video was created with a calm nature scene and stressful clips. A pool of 20 civilians and 20 first responders heart rate and eye movements were then recorded during the viewing of the video. The averages were found to get our results. The hypothesis was not supported which could be due to other factors such as violent content seen on social media.


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One thought on “Evaluating stress tolerance between first responders and civilians utilizing low-cost approaches

  1. This was a very interesting question and a compelling project with important applications to real life. You did a nice job developing an objective physiological measure of responses and it is clear how much work you put into your execution, Very nicely done!

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