Biofeedback-assisted EMG reduction and subsequent self-disclosure

J. Malec, C. N. Sipprelle, S. Behring

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A male E and a female E each conducted a single session of EMG biofeedback training with 24 male and 24 female Ss (N = 96) under one of three conditions: verbal reinforcement presented contingently on EMG reduction, yoked noncontingent verbal reinforcement, and no verbal reinforcement. After the biofeedback session, all Ss completed a Jourard Self-disclosure Scale. Sex of S and verbal reinforcement conditions did not affect EMG biofeedback performance, but Ss treated by the male E decreased EMG mean and standard deviation more than Ss treated by the female E. Ss who received noncontingent verbal reinforcement reported being least willing to disclose to the E. These results are discussed in terms of the interpersonal influences that may affect biofeedback performance and self-disclosure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Verbal Reinforcement
Self Disclosure
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Reinforcement
Electromyography
Self-disclosure

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Malec, J., Sipprelle, C. N., & Behring, S. (1978). Biofeedback-assisted EMG reduction and subsequent self-disclosure. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34(2), 523-525.

Biofeedback-assisted EMG reduction and subsequent self-disclosure. / Malec, J.; Sipprelle, C. N.; Behring, S.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1978, p. 523-525.

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Malec, J, Sipprelle, CN & Behring, S 1978, 'Biofeedback-assisted EMG reduction and subsequent self-disclosure', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 523-525.
Malec, J. ; Sipprelle, C. N. ; Behring, S. / Biofeedback-assisted EMG reduction and subsequent self-disclosure. In: Journal of Clinical Psychology. 1978 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 523-525.
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