Emotions and Bodily Responses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123037503, 9781483288574

Emotions and Bodily Responses

1st Edition

A Psychophysiological Approach

Editors: James L McGaugh
eBook ISBN: 9781483288574
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1978
Page Count: 194
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Description

Emotions and Bodily Responses: A Psychophysiological Approach is an introduction to the principles of psychophysiology as they relate to bodily responses and emotions. The emphasis is on the study of human subjects and on those bodily responses (heart rate, blood pressure, blood volume, electrodermal responses, muscle tension, brain waves) that can be measured from the periphery of the body without the use of invasive techniques.

Comprised of nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of some basic physiological principles and recording techniques, followed by a discussion on some of the types of stimuli that cause changes in bodily responses. Subsequent chapters explore individual differences in personality and emotional factors and relate them to differences in physiological responses; how differences in bodily responses are related to the major forms of psychopathology; the link between bodily responses and behavioral performance; and general states such as sleep and stress in relation to bodily responses. Bodily responses that accompany psychosomatic illnesses are also considered, along with the modification of bodily responses by various learning techniques, including Pavlovian conditioning and biofeedback training. The final chapter is devoted to the application of bodily responses to the detection of deception.

This monograph is written for students, clinicians, and researchers who would like to become familiar with the basic methods, data, and concepts that relate bodily responses to emotional states.

Table of Contents


Preface

A Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

1 Overview of Emotions and Bodily Responses

Historical Perspective and Issues

Some Basic Physiological Principles

Bodily Reactions Accompanying Emotion

Conclusions and Outline of This Book

2 Stimuli that Cause Bodily Responses

Simple Environmental Stimuli

Task-Related Stimuli

Fear-Producing Stimuli

Internal Self-Generated Stimuli

Complex Social Stimuli

The Effects of Set and Attitude on Responses to Stimuli

Conclusion

3 Individual Differences and Bodily Responses

Autonomic Balance

Individual-Response Stereotypy

Personality Tests and Bodily Responses

Conclusion

4 Behavior Disorders

Anxiety

Depression

Psychopathy

Hyperkinesis

Schizophrenia

Summary and Conclusions

5 Physiological Arousal and Performance

Arousal and Bodily Responses

Arousal and Motor Performance

Arousal and Sensory Performance

Arousal, Learning, and Memory

Arousal and Acting Out Aggression

Conclusion

6 General Behavioral States

Sleep

Stress

Relaxation

Desensitization of Fears

Conclusion

7 Psychosomatic Disorders

Necessary Conditions Hypothesis

Specific Attitude Hypothesis

Response Specificity Hypothesis

Other Interpretations

Experimental Psychosomatics

Conclusion

8 Learning of Bodily Responses

Types of Learning

Pavlovian Conditioning

Instrumental Conditioning

Biofeedback Training

Conclusion

9 The Detection of Deception

Procedures and Techniques

Physiological Measures

Test Validity

Theories of Bodily Changes During Deception

Legal Status

Conclusion

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
194
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1978
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483288574

About the Editor

James L McGaugh