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
StatePublished - Feb 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Tooth
Heart Rate
Self Report
Therapeutics

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Horan, J. J., Laying, F. C., & Pursell, C. H. (1976). Preliminary study of effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 42(1), 105-106.

Preliminary study of effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort. / Horan, J. J.; Laying, F. C.; Pursell, C. H.

In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 42, No. 1, 02.1976, p. 105-106.

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Horan, JJ, Laying, FC & Pursell, CH 1976, 'Preliminary study of effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort.', Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 105-106.
Horan, J. J. ; Laying, F. C. ; Pursell, C. H. / Preliminary study of effects of "in vivo" emotive imagery on dental discomfort. In: Perceptual and Motor Skills. 1976 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 105-106.
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