Author

Seltenreich

Date of Award

8-1982

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Richard R. Williams

Second Advisor

Dr. Malcom Robertson

Third Advisor

Dr. Chris Koranokos

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This study involved the application of a relatively new biofeedback training procedure known as twilight training to the treatment of cigarette smoking behavior. Twilight training is the facilitation of a state of low arousal, whereupon audio material designed to affect the health of the subject is presented. Two subjects received training, and the results showed no change in their frequency of smoking and no ability to enhance the twilight state with training. Although the amount of training received differed between the two subjects, there were no differences noted between them. Possible reasons for present results and probable changes for future research are discussed.

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