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Voting causes stress according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev study
Date:9/14/2011

mportant given that the stress levels rise if our preferred party or candidate for whom we want to vote is not popular in the polls and projections."

The researchers emphasized that their findings are only a first step in understanding the relationship between stress at a biological level and voting, and that their study did not examine -- and therefore did not find -- if high levels of cortisol affect choice. However, evidence about the decision making processes and biological processes in the body should be explored in future research. When endocrinology and democracy collide: Emotions, cortisol and voting at national elections

Israel Waismel-Manor -- School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel

Gal Ifergane, -- Department of Neurology, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Hagit Cohen -- Mental Health Center, Anxiety and Stress Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


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