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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health