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Habituation of the galvanic skin response (GSR) to tone in male college students varying in age from 18-39 years old was examined. Older subjects habituated more slowly to tone than did younger ones. This confirmed our past work on habituation of the GSR to electric shock. The GSR is shown to be a sensitive and reliable measure of small differences in age(More)
Habituation and sensitization of the galvanic skin response (GSR) to shock were studied in college males. One would expect that at any given time individuals vary on a continuum in the degree of their initial GSR responsiveness to a stimulus. Here it is shown that those on the higher end of the continuum are more likely to show a response decrement between(More)
Habituation of the galvanic skin response (GSR) to electric shock was studied in 28 male college students, 18-39 years old. A 60-Hz shock of 244.0-msec duration was presented every 1-3 min above the right ankle in a preprogrammed sequence. The GSR, measured as a change in palmar skin conductance to the shock, was examined over the first 17 shock trials. The(More)
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