Silvia von Kluge

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Psychological morbidity concurrent with fertility problems has been the focus of substantial scientific inquiry. However, researchers have largely overlooked psychological resilience within this population. This study explored the associations between resilience, infertility-related and general distress, and coping behaviors in forty women from nine(More)
BACKGROUND Autism, a severe childhood disorder, affects the family system in dramatic ways. METHOD Fifty-two parents of children with autism were interviewed to explore their struggles and their successes qualitatively. RESULTS Five challenges that emerged from these family's experiences were: Development, Questioning, Devastation, Solutions, and(More)
A standard Stroop task was used to examine the effect of performance anxiety on 58 male and 69 female undergraduates. Subjects were approached either by two casually dressed experimenters who did not stress speed or accuracy or by 4 or 5 formally dressed experimenters who stressed quick and accurate performance. Subjects were told the test would assess(More)
We looked at how a child with autism affects the dynamics and coping behaviors of a family. A majority of studies on families with a child with autism collect information from the mother but not the father. Therefore, this study examined the involvement of both parents from a family systems theory approach, which compares relationships among different(More)
This research compared the avoidance behavior of rats exposed to either a taste-tone (NaCl-70 dB, 1800 Hz) or a taste-odor (NaCl-almond) compound that had been paired with LiCl-induced illness. When tested in the presence of either the odor or the auditory cue presented alone it was found that taste potentiated both cues, but stronger initial avoidance and(More)
Syracuse high- and low-avoidance Long-Evans rats (Rattus norvegicus; SHA/Bru and SLA/Bru) were selectively bred for good and poor active-avoidance learning. However, SLA/Bru animals are superior to SHA/Bru rats in conditioned suppression and passive avoidance learning. In this experiment, saccharin taste and almond odor were the components of a compound(More)
The effects of spatial location of an auditory stimulus and quality of a potentiating taste on the aversive conditioning of an auditory food cue were investigated. In Experiment 1 rats ate salty food activating a tone from a speaker either in (spatially contiguous with) or displaced from the food and were then made ill. It was found that spatial contiguity(More)
Holder, Bermudez-Rattoni, and Garcia (1988) allege to have failed to corroborate findings from our laboratory (Ellins, Cramer, & Whitmore, 1985; Ellins & von Kluge, 1987) that taste-potentiated noise-illness associations can be established under conditions of spatial contiguity. We maintain that Holder et al. have provided additional experimental support(More)
Taste potentiated illness-induced aversions for noisy food were studied in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats ate from receptacles containing salty food and a contiguous tone produced by speakers under the food followed by lithium chloride injections. In preference tests, the rats then avoided noisy food in favor of quiet food followed by extinction and(More)
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