Imagery vividness affects habituation rate

Drummond P., White K. and Ashton R. (1978) Imagery vividness affects habituation rate. Psychophysiology, 15 3: 193-195. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.1978.tb01362.x

Author Drummond P.
White K.
Ashton R.
Title Imagery vividness affects habituation rate
Journal name Psychophysiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0048-5772
Publication date 1978-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1978.tb01362.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 193
End page 195
Total pages 3
Language eng
Subject 1314 Physiology
2737 Physiology (medical)
3200 Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Abstract In order to investigate the effect of individual differences in imagery vividness on habituation rate, 14 subjects were threatened with receiving and then imagined receiving an electric shock. Subjects first habituated to a tone which was then used as an auditory signal for the shock threat and the imagined shock. The skin conductance response (SCR) was used to follow the course of habituation. Results demonstrated that subjects with non‐vivid imagery habituated to the tone more rapidly than subjects with vivid imagery when the tone was associated with imagining an electric shock. Implications of this finding for therapeutic techniques using instructed imagery are discussed. Copyright
Keyword Habituation rate
Imagery vividness
Skin conductance response
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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