Stimulus generalization in relation to stress and defense
Teitelbaum, Stanley Harold
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The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the relationship between stimulus generalization ani the variables of stress and defense style. Accordingly, performance on an auditory stimulus generalization task under no stress and stress conditions was studied among a group of college students. Half of the group was composed of subjects who were classified as repressors while the other half consisted of subjects classified as intellectualizers. Predictions were generated from research related to a) the relationship between stress induced by a noxious stimulus and performance on stimulus generalization tasks and b) the effectiveness of defense styles in the management of anxiety aroused by a stressful situation.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University