H S Goldstein

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In this paper, we describe a new method for measuring the oral plethysmogram, and we assess its sensitivity and specificity under differing psychological stimulation. Finger and palate pulse amplitudes and blood pressure were monitored while individuals (N = 13) performed several tasks: mental arithmetic, nausea imagery, fear imagery, and anger imagery.(More)
Clinicians have long observed an anecdotal association of Parkinson's disease with stoic, industrious, and inflexible personality traits, both premorbidly and after the onset of motor symptoms. In this study, using the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire, we found significantly less novelty-seeking behavior (behavior thought to be dopamine-dependent)(More)
The relationship between skeletal age and cognitive ability was examined in a probability sample representative of 12- to 17-year-old males in the United States. Skeletal age was measured by radiographic determination of bone maturation. Cognitive development was assessed by WISC Vocabulary and Block-design subtests. The analyses demonstrated a significant(More)
The effect of gambling and gaming on plasma levels of uric acid was studied. Blood samples were obtained from normal subjects while they gambled for money or while they played checkers without betting. There was an interaction of time and activity reflecting primarily an association of increased uric acid levels during gambling over time, compared with(More)
The role of suppressor effects in obscuring the relation of psychological variables and blood pressure was studied. Forty-five nonmedicated patients in a family practice rated themselves relative to their peers on a series of characteristics. Two of these, trapped and lonely, exhibited marked suppressor effects in their relationship with each other and(More)
The relationship of style of anger expression to physiological reactivity was examined in 45 nonmedicated subjects during their performance of three tasks with contrasting response demands. The primary physiological focus was on forearm muscle vascular resistance (FMVR) with forearm muscle blood flow (FMBF), digital pulse volume (DPV), digital vascular(More)
Forty-five nonmedicated subjects rated on analog scales the anger they experienced at home and at work (Experienced Anger). They also rated the extent to which others were aware of their anger (Expressed Anger) and the extent to which anger had been expressed in their families or origin (Family Expressed Anger). They were then physiologically monitored(More)