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The Social Dimension of Stress Reactivity Acute Stress Increases Prosocial Behavior in Humans

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DAWANS, Bernadette von, Urs FISCHBACHER, Clemens KIRSCHBAUM, Ernst FEHR, Markus HEINRICHS, 2012. The Social Dimension of Stress Reactivity Acute Stress Increases Prosocial Behavior in Humans. In: Psychological Science. 23(6), pp. 651-660. ISSN 0956-7976. eISSN 1467-9280. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0956797611431576

@article{Dawans2012-06Socia-21670, title={The Social Dimension of Stress Reactivity Acute Stress Increases Prosocial Behavior in Humans}, year={2012}, doi={10.1177/0956797611431576}, number={6}, volume={23}, issn={0956-7976}, journal={Psychological Science}, pages={651--660}, author={Dawans, Bernadette von and Fischbacher, Urs and Kirschbaum, Clemens and Fehr, Ernst and Heinrichs, Markus} }

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