Title

An Evaluation of Biofeedback Assessment and Training Paradigms

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1982

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/0272-7358(82)90018-6

Abstract

The present paper reviews areas which have hindered biofeedback progress during the past decade and should be addressed by future research. First, the six hypothetical models of how biofeedback results in efficacious outcomes are summarized. Second, the possible theories of psychophysiological response disregulation are reviewed. Third, the behavior change training and assessment issues involved in all biofeedback studies are articulated. Finally, a research paradigm for biofeedback investigation is proposed which, if used, could help to clarify whether acquisition of voluntary control of autonomic responses is possible and whether such control is effective in altering the course of a psychophysiological disorder.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Clinical Psychology Review, v. 2, issue 3, p. 337-348

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