• Prof.  Akira Tsuda
  • Prof. Akira Tsuda
  • Kurume University, Japan
  • Title: PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND CORTISOL AWAKING RESPONSE ON WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND IN JAPANESE WORKING WOMEN
  • Abstract:

    Positive affective states such as psychological well-being are associated with reduced cortisol awaking response (CAR) which is the change in cortisol levels that occurs during the first hour after waking from sleep.

    Here I show that higher positive affect level in Japanese female workers, 20-50 years old (N=100), is associated with reduced CAR on weekend when compared to the lower positive level in healthy female workers.   However, there were no significant differences in CAR on work days between subjects with higher positive affect level and with lower one.

    These findings suggest that positive well-being directly buffers the impact of the weekend or holiday. 
  • Biography:

    EDUCATION:

    B.S.     Sophia University, Tokyo,1974, Major: Psychology

    M.A.    Sophia University, Tokyo, 1976, Major: Experimental Psychology

    Ph.D.   Kurume University, Kurume, 1987, Major: Medical Sciences



    PROFESSONAL:

    2005-2006    Visiting Professor, University of Rhode Island,     Rhode Island, USA

    1994-1995    Visiting Professor, St. George’s Hospital Medical   School,  London

    1992-present    Professor, Kurume University, Kurume



    HONORS:

    1982    Honorary staff member for contribution to the research mission  from the Pavlovian Research laboratory,Veterans Administration Medical  Center given at Perry Point, Maryland
    1999    Award for the most excellent article from the Japanes Society of Behavioral Medicine
    2012    Award for the most excellent article from the Japanese society of Comprehensive Medicine


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