Constraint, alcoholism, and electrodermal response in aversive classical conditioning and mismatch novelty paradigms.

@article{Finn2001ConstraintAA,
  title={Constraint, alcoholism, and electrodermal response in aversive classical conditioning and mismatch novelty paradigms.},
  author={Peter R. Finn and Alicia N Justus and Carlos A Mazas and Linda M Rorick and Joseph E. Steinmetz},
  journal={Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={154-67}
}
This study investigated whether low levels of the personality trait of constraint and early-onset alcoholism would be associated with deficits in aversive conditioning and smaller responses to novelty in a stimulus mismatch protocol. Personality traits (constraint and socialization) and skin conductance responses (SCRs) during conditioning and novelty paradigms were assessed in alcoholics (n=41) and non-alcoholics (n = 32). The conditioning protocol involved measuring SCRs after conditioned… CONTINUE READING