Autonomic nervous system changes associated with a spider phobic reaction.

@article{Prigatano1974AutonomicNS,
  title={Autonomic nervous system changes associated with a spider phobic reaction.},
  author={George P. Prigatano and Howard Johnson},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1974},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={169-77}
}
Autonomic nervous system arousal should theoretically increase during a phobic reaction. Eleven spider phobics and 11 nonspider phobics viewed spider, seascape, and surgical slides while several physiological responses were continuously recorded. Results indicated that spider phobics showed significantly faster heart rate, greater heart rate variability, and vasoconstriction during spider slide presentations as compared to nonspider phobics. Spider phobics also showed more frequent phasic skin… CONTINUE READING

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