Bhagwan Swarup Gupta

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The present investigation was designed to study the relationship between impulsivity/sociability and modes of reinforcement in verbal operant conditioning. Two 2x3 randomized block designs, one each for impulsivity and sociability, were replicated ten times. One hundred and twenty undergraduate female students (60 for impulsivity and 60 for sociability)(More)
The present investigation was designed to study the relationship between extraversion and modes of reinforcement in verbal operant conditioning. A 4 X 3 randomized block design was replicated ten times. Eighty graduate and post-graduate male students were individually subjected to the standard Taffel conditioning procedure. When the numbers of conditioned(More)
The present investigation was designed to study the relationships between extraversion, d-amphetamine and modes of reinforcement in verbal operant conditioning. A factorial design involving two levels of extraversion (extraverts and introverts), two reinforcement conditions ('good' and 'electric shock') and three treatments (placebo and two doses, 7.5 and(More)
The present study examined the effects of caffeine on the estimation of felt width of blocks employing haptic presentation. Following a between-subject design, 160 male postgraduate students classified as high or low impulsives received either placebo or one of four doses of caffeine citrate (1, 2, 3 and 4 mg/kg body weight). A double-blind procedure was(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies and clinical trials have shown that prevention of cardiovascular disease, the ultimate goal of hypertension treatment, requires a sufficient reduction in blood pressure. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to compare the mean decrease in systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure between metoprolol(More)
OBJECTIVE To study thyroid function tests in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection at various stages of the illness and to correlate the results with the disease progression. METHODS In a prevalence study of 50 HIV infected patients at various stages of illness thyroid function tests consisting of free-thyroxin (FT-4), free(More)
OBJECTIVE Communication skills in medical practice are important. To assess the communication skills of physicians about asthma, we undertook this study. METHODS One thousand four hundred and twenty one physicians attending the annual conference of association of physicians of India volunteered to participate in the study. They were divided into three(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of infections, risk factors, and outcomes in a medical intensive care unit (ICU), we performed a hospital-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive patients were enrolled and details of risk factors and bacteriological data were obtained. Outcomes were death/transfer to palliative care or recovery. Statistical(More)