Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana

ISSN-e: 2145-4515

ISSN: 1794-4724 

Estrés como factor limitante en el proceso de toma de decisiones: una revisión desde las diferencias de género

Laura Patricia Cote Rangelorcid, Andrea Milena García Becerra

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12804/apl34.1.2016.02

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En la presente revisión teórica se reportan diversos artículos que han mostrado la importancia de estudiar los efectos del estrés en la población y su relación con otros procesos cognitivos y patologías. Uno de los procesos que se ve afectado es la toma de decisiones, la cual —se ha mostrado— crea un círculo entre la presencia
de estrés, que afecta neurofisiológicamente al sistema nervioso, y la toma de decisiones equivocadas. Así mismo, se ha encontrado que la respuesta en este proceso cognitivo ante situaciones potencialmente peligrosas se manifiesta de diferentes formas en hombres y mujeres con relación a los tiempos de respuesta, toma de decisiones más riesgosas y malas decisiones financieras.

Palabras clave

estrés; toma de decisiones; diferencias de género.


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