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dc.contributor.advisorRoach, Arthur J.
dc.creatorCleveland, Charles Tracy
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 44-49)en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of frontalis (forehead) electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback, hypnosis, and the two combined for training relaxation. Seventy-two students were randomly assigned to one of six groups: 1) hypnosis; 2) biofeedback; 3) control; 4) hypnosis combined with biofeedback; 5) hypnosis plus control; and (6) biofeedback plus control. Baseline data, or pre-measures, were recorded for four one-minute intervals. Following baseline all subjects received one 50 minute training session. Post-measures of four one-minute intervals were recorded during the last four minutes of the session. Results showed that hypnosis combined with biofeedback produced the greatest relaxation as measured by a reduction in frontalis muscle tension. Biofeedback also resulted in a significant reduction in frontalis muscle tension. Hypnosis did not produce a significant reduction in frontalis muscle tension. The results are discussed in terms of the efficiency of combining hypnosis with biofeedback.en
dc.format.extentviii, 81 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectEducational Psychologyen
dc.subject.classification1981 Dissertation C635
dc.subject.lcshBiofeedback trainingen
dc.titleA comparison of hypnosis, frontalis EMG biofeedback, and the two combined for training relaxationen
dc.typeThesisen Psychologyen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAsh, Michael J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBourgeois, A. E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHope, Lannes
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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