Boundary conditions of false heart-rate feedback effects on avoidance behavior: A resolution of discrepant results

Thomas D. Borkovec, Russell E. Glasgow

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Abstract

Forty-eight college females fearful of snakes were assigned to one of four conditions in a 2 × 2 design: exposure to a behavioral pretest vs. non-exposure, and false heart-rate. feedback during snake slide presentation vs. non-feedback. As predicted, posttest approach differences between the feedback and non-feedback groups, as originally demonstrated by Valins and Ray, occurred only under non-exposure conditions. Actual heart-rate reactivity to the slides was greater among exposed subjects than among non-exposed subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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