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 (p < 0.01). Ss who received noncontingent verbal reinforcement reported being least willing to disclose to the E (p < 0.05). These results are discussed in terms of the interpersonal influences that may affect biofeedback performance and self‐disclosure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Apr 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology