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Relation of Learned Heart Rate Control to Self-Report in Different Task Environments

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Larry E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-28T16:41:08Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-28T16:41:08Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R. J., & Roberts, L. E. (1988). Relation of learned heart rate control to self-report in different task environments. Psychophysiology, 25, 354-365. en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-5772
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/412
dc.description Abstract only. en
dc.description.abstract A widely-expressed view based on early studies of the verbal report in biofeedback holds that response awareness is unnecessary for learned control of visceral responding. However, more recent evidence has questioned this view. This article reports two experiments that analyzed verbal reports with the methods of recent studies while examining procedural differences between early and recent research. Experiment 1 assessed the effects of bidirectional versus unidirectional training on heart rate control and self-report. Experiment 2 examined heart rate control and self-report in two task environments that differed with regard to whether somatomotor action was afforded or allowed. No instances of response learning without response awareness were observed in either experiment, even when task environments approximating those of the early biofeedhack studies were used. The results support viewpoints of biofeedback that assign a role to response awareness in the development of instructed control. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en
dc.subject Biofeedback learning en
dc.subject Response awareness en
dc.subject Verbal reports en
dc.subject Motor learning en
dc.subject Action en
dc.subject Problem solving en
dc.title Relation of Learned Heart Rate Control to Self-Report in Different Task Environments en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Community Services, Thompson, Manitoba en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution McMaster University en

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