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Unformatted text preview: Psych notes Meditation: reduction of physiological arousal Case studies Own control multiple baseline studies. Experiments with Resting controls Reduction in Subjective Arousal (anxiety) Meditation came to the US from India in 1970s. Flat-lining in meditation is the result of fibrillation Comparison of rest v meditation--quasi-experiment Cognitive rehearsal of physical thing: sports psychologists: helping athletes improve their performance by mentally rehearsing things Learning and Conditioning Pavlovs dogs: Pavlov was actually a Physiologist who just wanted saliva from the dogs Conditioning of emotions: many emotions are enlisted by stimuli by particular stresses etc. Various stimuli have been paired with fear--> little albert. Fear--> bell. Positive and Negat- ive emotions. Combo of meat powder and bell resulted in conditioning....
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- Spring '08