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Emotional habituation to filmed violence employing the startle probe response

White, Melissa Lee. 2002, Emotional habituation to filmed violence employing the startle probe response, D.Psych.(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Emotional habituation to filmed violence employing the startle probe response
Author White, Melissa Lee.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Health)
Date submitted 2002
Keyword(s) Violence in mass media - Psychological aspects
Conditioned response
Summary This thesis identified the following: Overall, repeated exposure to filmed violence resulted in habituation of emotional response, both subjective and objective. Subsequently, further confirming the utility of the eyeblink startle response as an objective measure of emotional response. Women experienced the films as more aversive than men, and neuroticism was most powerfully implicated. Emotional response is mediated by the contextual features of the film presented.
Notes Supported by the portfolio "Health psychology : a validation of Matarazzo's (1982) framework."
Language eng
Description of original xii, 166 leaves + appendices ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 152.4
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023158

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