Roger Poppen

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Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT), a set of ten overt behaviors directly taught by prompting and performance feedback, was compared with frontalis EMG Biofeedback (BIO), Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), and a Music "attention focusing" (MUS) control, on five dependent measures of relaxation, in four groups of volunteers for a "stress-reduction"(More)
The present experiments examined the effect of work requirements in combination with reinforcement schedule on the choice behavior of adults with mental retardation and preschool children. The work requirements of age-appropriate tasks (i.e., sorting silverware, jumping hurdles, tossing beanbags) were manipulated. Participants were presented with their(More)
Four questions were addressed: (a) does biobehavioral intervention result in within-session reduction of tremor severity; (b) do relaxation and electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback training produce differential effects; (c) do within-session treatment effects generalize to daily performance; and (d) are reductions in tremor severity maintained at follow-up(More)
Two adult men, aged 86 and 63, with essential tremor and Parkinson's-disease-related tremor, respectively, were provided Behavioral Relaxation Training in reclined and upright seated positions. Multiple measures were recorded, including the Behavioral Relaxation Scale (BRS), clinical and self-rated tremor severity, informant ratings, ratings of disability(More)
Six male volunteers assumed either "relaxed" or "unrelaxed" postures, as defined by a Behavioral Relaxation Scale, in seven areas of the body. Electromyographic (EMG) levels in the muscle groups associated with each area were determined for both categories of postures. In all instances, the "relaxed" postures produced significantly lower EMG levels than the(More)
Monkeys with dorsolateral frontal ablations have been found able to learn go-no-go alternation despite a grave deficit in classical alternation. Subsequently, evidence has implicated certain limbic lesions in go-no-go types of task, e.g., passive avoidance and successive discriminations. This study was undertaken to test whether these limbic lesions would(More)
Twenty-four women outpatients with myofascial pain-dysfunction were divided into three groups of eight. All received bilateral masseter electromyographic biofeedback training. One group received biofeedback only; one group received additional instructions and modeling to place their jaw in the "rest" position; and one group was given a prosthetic guide that(More)
Three boys meeting multiple criteria of hyperactivity were trained to emit ten specific relaxed behaviors by means of Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT). Dependent measures included the Behavioral Relaxation Scale (BRS), frontalis electromyogram (EMG), the Conners Parent Symptom Questionnaire, and self-report. A multiple-probe design across subjects was(More)