Preliminary study of effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort.

J. J. Horan, F. C. Laying, C. H. Pursell

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Abstract

To examine the effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort (as measured by pulse rate and self-report) 27 female subjects undergoing tooth prophylaxis were exposed to three tape-recorded treatment conditions (relaxation imagery, neutral imagery, and a blank tape) in counterbalanced order. Promising findings of a pilot study were not confirmed on heart rate; however, on self-reported discomfort, positive differences appeared between the relaxation imagery and each of the control conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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