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Self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity: Limitations of the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation

Why, Yong Peng; Chen, Maximillian Ruyang

Authors

Maximillian Ruyang Chen



Abstract

We examined the consistency of results obtained when examining the relationship between selfenhancement and cardiovascular reactivity via analysing raw cardiovascular data and compared this with the hemodynamic profile–compensation deficit (HP–CD) model of blood pressure regulation (James et al., 2012) method. A sample of 112 male participants underwent a computer-based task three times in three weeks. Our results indicate that significant results for self-enhancement and hemodynamic cardiovascular reactivity found using raw cardiovascular data were non-significant when HP–CD model was used. Furthermore, the HP–CD model also obfuscates significant baseline changes with reactivity. We also found that the correlations between blood pressure reactivity and hemodynamic processes obtained in the laboratory setting was reduced rather than enhanced with the use of the HP–CD model. Our results suggest that the HP–CD model should be used cautiously and could contribute to inconsistent results when examining the role of psychological factors in biological outcomes.

Citation

Why, Y. P., & Chen, M. R. (2013). Self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity: Limitations of the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.08.010

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 21, 2012
Online Publication Date Oct 9, 2012
Publication Date 2013-02
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Biological Psychology
Print ISSN 0301-0511
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 92
Issue 2
Pages 205-211
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.08.010
Keywords General Neuroscience; Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/471182
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301051112001962?via%3Dihub