The effects of a modified form of autogenic training on four autonomic variables and self-reported arousal

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, William R. en_US Batey, David M. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:31Z 2011-06-03T19:32:31Z 1979 en_US 1979
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1979 .B38 en_US
dc.description.abstract Luthe has contended that autogenic training "promotes processes of self-regulatory re-adjustment for a variety of disturbed autonomic functions" (Luthe, 1970, p. 125). To test the hypothesis that this re-adjustment would be expressed in a convergence of bilateral differences in autonomic variables during or after autogenic training, 12 subjects were exposed to a modified autogenic training protocol in a within Subjects design which contrasted three periods: pre-relaxation arousal, autogenic relaxation, and post-relaxation arousal. There was no convergence between left and right measures of skin conductance, pulse volume, or skin temperature either during or after autogenic training. There were no left-right differences in the variables measured bilaterally, either across subjects in any period or across periods. Conductance, heart rate, and self-reported arousal were reduced, temperature was increased, and pulse volume was unaffected by the autogenic training. The results supported Lacey's (1967) conception of the autonomic nervous system being a multidimensional set of loosely connected, complexly interacting systems.
dc.format.extent iv, 56 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Autogenic training. en_US
dc.title The effects of a modified form of autogenic training on four autonomic variables and self-reported arousal en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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