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Heart rate variability: origins, methods, and interpretive caveats.
Components of heart rate variability have attracted considerable attention in psychology and medicine and have become important dependent measures in psychophysiology and behavioral medicine.
Relationship between attitudes and evaluative space: A critical review, with emphasis on the separability of positive and negative substrates.
Evaluative processes refer to the operations by which organisms discriminate threatening from nurturant environments. Low activation of positive and negative evaluative processes by a stimulus
Rudimentary determinants of attitudes. II: Arm flexion and extension have differential effects on attitudes.
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A possible role for nondeclarative memory in attitude formation is suggested after it was found that ideographs presented during arm flexion were subsequently ranked more positively than ideographs present during arm extension when the Ss' task was to evaluate the ideographs when they were presented initially.
Loneliness and Health: Potential Mechanisms
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Health behavior and cortisol regulation, however, may require more sensitive measures and large sample sizes to discern their roles in loneliness and health.
The affect system has parallel and integrative processing components: Form follows function.
The affect system has been shaped by the hammer and chisel of adaptation and natural selection such that form follows function. The characteristics of the system thus differ across the nervous system
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia: autonomic origins, physiological mechanisms, and psychophysiological implications.
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It is shown that RSA arises from multiple tonic and phasic processes of both central and peripheral origin, and these multiple mechanisms are relevant for psychophysiological studies of RSA.
Beyond Bipolar Conceptualizations and Measures: The Case of Attitudes and Evaluative Space
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Evidence is reviewed showing that the positive and negative evaluative processes underlying many attitudes are distinguishable, are characterized by distinct activation functions, are related differentially to attitude ambivalence, have distinguishable antecedents, and tend to gravitate from a bivariate toward a bipolar structure when the underlying beliefs are the target of deliberation or a guide for behavior.
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