Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


Stress is very common among people especially in today’s world. People also seem to be getting colds much more often than they used to. Does stress cause people to get sick more often? In the present study 40 participants, all Lindenwood University students ages 18 to 29 years old took a stress test and a health questionnaire in an attempt to determine whether or not the more stressed a person is the more often they will get sick. The participants were asked to spare five minutes of their time to complete the two surveys. This study determined that there is a link between the levels of stress a person is under and how often they encounter symptoms of a cold. This study lets further experimentation take place to find a way to decrease stress in the people of today’s society.

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