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

dc.contributor.advisorClark, William R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBatey, David M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:32:31Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:32:31Z
dc.date.created1979en_US
dc.date.issued1979
dc.description.abstractLuthe 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.description.degreeThesis (M.A.)
dc.format.extentiv, 56 leaves ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z72 1979 .B38en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/273093en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/181998
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshAutogenic training.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of a modified form of autogenic training on four autonomic variables and self-reported arousalen_US
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