The facilitative effects of heart-rate feedback in the emotional processing of claustrophobic fear.

@article{Telch2000TheFE,
  title={The facilitative effects of heart-rate feedback in the emotional processing of claustrophobic fear.},
  author={Michael J Telch and David P Valentiner and Doron Ilai and Diana C. Petruzzi and M M Hehmsoth},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={373-87}
}
This study examines predictions derived from Foa and Kozak's theory of emotional processing. We hypothesized that the provision of heart-rate feedback would facilitate emotional processing through a fuller activation of the participant's fear structure, and by focusing participants' attention on information that is incompatible with the fear structure, i.e., the interoceptive pattern of habituation. Nonclinical students (N = 54) showing marked claustrophobic fear received 30 min of self… CONTINUE READING

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