Body-Image, Physiological Reactivity and Avoidance Behavior.
Final rept. Feb-May 70,
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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The utility of the Barrier index of body image in predicting conductance and heart rate reactivity, exploratory behavior, and avoidance behavior was investigated. Results indicated how the body image schema operated in predicting exploratory behavior and avoidance responding. High Barrier Ss explored the experimental setting more frequently, and avoided more frequently than Low Barrier Ss. Also, more High Barrier Ss learned the avoidance response to criterion. The absence of physiological responsivity differences between the two groups was discussed in light of the present study involving the effects of instrumental responding on physiological reactivity.
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