SUPPRESSION OF GSR ACTIVITY THROUGH OPERANT REINFORCEMENT

HAROLD J. JOHNSON, Gary E Schwartz

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Abstract

AVERSIVE STIMULATION WAS APPLIED DIFFERENTIALLY TO SPONTANEOUS GSR ACTIVITY IN 4 GROUPS OF SS. 2 GROUPS (C GROUPS) WERE EXPOSED TO A LOUD TONE EACH TIME THEY SHOWED SPONTANEOUS GSRS, AND 2 (NC GROUPS) WERE GIVEN THE SAME NUMBER OF TONES, BUT AT TIMES WHEN THERE WERE NO GSRS. IN ADDITION, SS IN 1 C AND 1 NC GROUP WERE INSTRUCTED THAT THEIR BEHAVIOR HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE NUMBER OF TONES RECEIVED DURING THE EXPERIMENT. THE C GROUPS SHOWED SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN GSR ACTIVITY WHILE THE NC GROUPS SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE. THE INSTRUCTION VARIABLE DID NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT GSR ACTIVITY. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1967
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • SUPPRESSION, OPERANT REINFORCEMENT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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