Accession Number : AD0694504

Title :   THE RELATION OF ANXIETY MEASUREMENTS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INDICANTS OF AROUSAL TO THE RATE OF BLINKING DURING INDUCED MUSCULAR TENSION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Charles S. ; Thackray,Richard I. ; Shoenberger,Richard W.

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The number of eyeblinks of 25 subjects was compared under the conditions of four minutes rest and four minutes of muscle tension. It was found that blinks distinguished between the two conditions but not between successive minutes of muscle tension. The number of blinks during both periods correlated significantly with paper and pencil measures of anxiety. The results are interpreted as supporting Meyer's theory of the interaction of simultaneous responses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANXIETY, MEASUREMENT), (*EYE, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), MUSCLES, RESPIRATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE