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Psychophysiology : the mind-body perspective / Kenneth Hugdahl.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Harvard University Press, 1995.ISBN:
  • 0674722078
DDC classification:
  • 612.8 20
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Concepts and Terms -- 3. The Nervous System -- 4. The Brain -- 5. The Autonomic Nervous System -- 6. Electrodermal Activity -- 7. Orienting and Conditioning -- 8. Clinical Applications of Electrodermal Activity -- 9. The Heart and Blood Circulation -- 10. Cardiovascular Psychophysiology -- 11. The Electroencephalogram -- 12. Event-Related Potentials -- 13. Brain Imaging Techniques -- 14. Skeletal Muscles, Eye Movements, and the Respiratory System.
Summary: In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our physical well-being. Findings from the field of psychophysiology, which investigates the reflexive interaction between psychology and physiology, have revised our approach to illness and its prevention and treatment. We know, for example, that stress, combined with other factors, increases vulnerability to heart attack and stroke. Successful treatment must include lifestyle changes to reduce the effects of stress on the body. In this important text, Kenneth Hugdahl presents a comprehensive introduction to the history, methods, and applications of psychophysiology and explores other areas concerned with the "mild-body interface," such as psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. By showing how social, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional events are mirrored in physiological processes, he gives us a clearer understanding of complex cognitive processes. This book illustrates psychophysiology's importance as a research and clinical tool and highlights its many contributions to the assessment and diagnosis of physical disorders. It also provides a framework for extending psychophysiological insights to other areas of psychology and neuroscience.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

1. Introduction -- 2. Concepts and Terms -- 3. The Nervous System -- 4. The Brain -- 5. The Autonomic Nervous System -- 6. Electrodermal Activity -- 7. Orienting and Conditioning -- 8. Clinical Applications of Electrodermal Activity -- 9. The Heart and Blood Circulation -- 10. Cardiovascular Psychophysiology -- 11. The Electroencephalogram -- 12. Event-Related Potentials -- 13. Brain Imaging Techniques -- 14. Skeletal Muscles, Eye Movements, and the Respiratory System.

In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our physical well-being. Findings from the field of psychophysiology, which investigates the reflexive interaction between psychology and physiology, have revised our approach to illness and its prevention and treatment. We know, for example, that stress, combined with other factors, increases vulnerability to heart attack and stroke. Successful treatment must include lifestyle changes to reduce the effects of stress on the body. In this important text, Kenneth Hugdahl presents a comprehensive introduction to the history, methods, and applications of psychophysiology and explores other areas concerned with the "mild-body interface," such as psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. By showing how social, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional events are mirrored in physiological processes, he gives us a clearer understanding of complex cognitive processes. This book illustrates psychophysiology's importance as a research and clinical tool and highlights its many contributions to the assessment and diagnosis of physical disorders. It also provides a framework for extending psychophysiological insights to other areas of psychology and neuroscience.