Nato Science Series A:

Progress in Electrodermal Research

Editors: Roy, J.-C., Boucsein, W., Fowles, D.C., Gruzelier, J. (Eds.)

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Electrodennal activity refers to electrical changes across the skin in areas of the body that are psychologically responsive. The eccrine sweat glands are the primary detenninant of electrodennal activity, and these are psychologically active especially on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. As a matter of convenience, electrodennal activity is most often recorded from the palms. Over the years, the electrodennal response has been known as the psychogalvanic reflex, the galvanic skin response, the skin resistance response, the skin conductance response, and the skin potential response. The tenns psychogalvanic reflex and galvanic skin response have fallen into disuse among scientists, but are still to be found in psychology text books. of its early discovery, ease of measurement, and often easily observable Because response to experimental manipulations, the recording of electrodennal activity is one of the most frequently used methods in psychophysiology. Indeed, in the early years following the founding of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, electrodennal research so dominated the field that people worried that the society was simply an electrodennal society. Although other psychophysiological techniques have emerged as equally strong contributors to psychophysiology, electrodennal research continues to be important throughout the world. As a result of this massive research investment, there has been great progress in understanding electrodennal phenomena, as well as major advances in recording methods since the phenomenon was discovered.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • On the Centennial of the Discovery of Electrodermal Activity

    Bloch, Vincent

    Pages 1-5

  • Electrodermal Mechanisms: A Critique of the Two-Effector Hypothesis and a Proposed Replacement

    Edelberg, Robert

    Pages 7-29

  • Methodological Issues in Electrodermal Measurement

    Boucsein, Wolfram

    Pages 31-41

  • A New Approach to Circumventing the Conductance-Resistance Choice: Recording of Phase Angle Between Alternating-Current and -Voltage

    Schaefer, Florian

    Pages 43-48

  • Electrodermal Activity and Psychopathology: The Development of the Palmar Sweat Index (PSI) as an Applied Measure for Use in Clinical Settings

    Turpin, Graham (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progress in Electrodermal Research
Editors
  • Jean-Claude Roy
  • Wolfram Boucsein
  • Don C. Fowles
  • John Gruzelier
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
249
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2864-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2864-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44536-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6241-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 350
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