This work was supported by research grant WBS R-581-000-069-112 from the National University of Singapore. We thank Mr. Pan Yan for his programming assistance in the Dodgy Mouse.
The impact of task controllability on perceived control and cardiovascular processes
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2010
Copyright © 2010 Society for Psychophysiological Research
Volume 47, Issue 4, pages 669–672, July 2010
How to Cite
Why, Y. P. and Foo, Y. (2010), The impact of task controllability on perceived control and cardiovascular processes. Psychophysiology, 47: 669–672. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.00984.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2010
- (Received May 18, 2009; Accepted August 27, 2009)
- Perceived control
This article examines the impact of task control on perceived control and cardiovascular processes. Fifty-eight undergraduates performed a computer task where the functionality of the computer mouse was used to manipulate task control. Results are consistent with the proposition that actual control triggers an initial physiological response which can be modified temporally later by perceived control and that male participants react psychologically faster to changes in task control than female participants.