Accession Number:

AD0613581

Title:

RIGHT-LEFT GRADIENTS IN BODY IMAGE, BODY REACTIVITY, AND PERCEPTION,

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Corporate Author:

BAYLOR UNIV HOUSTON TEX COLL OF MEDICINE

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Report Date:

1959-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The main purposes of this study were 1 to crossvalidate and extend previous findings which indicate that an individuals attitudes toward the right vs. left sides of his body play a part in determining the relative GSR reactivity of the two sides 2 to establish more clearly the relationship between modes of right-left body image and body reactivity differentiation and patterns of sex role identification 3 to ascertain whether there are links between modes of right-left body image and body reactivity differentiation and indices relating to the individuals maturity, and his freedom to formulate aggressive fantasy and 4 to investigate the relationships between right-left bias in perception and patterns of right-left differentiation in body image and body reactivity. These goals were pursued by studying 36 men and 42 women with a battery which embraced a wide variety of body image, body reactivity, perceptual, and personality measures. In general, it was demonstrated that there are meaningful relationships between right-left gradients in body image, body reactivity, and perception. The findings are supportive of the position that body image attitudes play a part not only in body reactivity patterns but also in perceptual directionalities. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE