Accession Number : AD0655287

Title :   SOMATIC CORRELATES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL REACTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Oct 57-30 Jun 64,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY D C

Personal Author(s) : Burnham,Donald L.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A number of exploratory longitudinal studies were conducted on correlations between cardiovascular reactivity in several parameters and changing psychological states in healthy and patient populations. These studies were expanded to include longitudinal analyses of changes in psychoendocrine patterns in 'normal' human subjects, acute schizophrenic patients and animals. Another extension of these studies included autonomic conditioning in humans and animals in which operant techniques were utilized. Related intracranial stimulation experiments were performed on animals and tentative attempts were made for its utilization in the alleviation of intractible pain in terminal cancer patients. Several technical developments were made in transducers and an automatic multiple channel general purpose Data Processing System for physiological variables was designed and built which is now in operation in related experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, NERVOUS SYSTEM, ENDOCRINE GLANDS, MENTAL DISORDERS, PSYCHOSES, EMOTIONS, HYPNOSIS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), CONDITIONED RESPONSE, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHIATRY, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE