Publication Date

1-1-1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Schwartz, Howard D.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

Emotional reactions during stuttering have been examined using various techniques (e.g. patient reports of anxiety, patient questionnaires) (Brutten 1975). These measures are often subjective and difficult to define. In the present study the heart rates of stuttering and fluent adults were examined during various speech and nonspeech tasks in an attempt to objectively examine emotional reactions during speech. Resul ts of the present investigation indicated that adult stutterers exhibited faster absolute heart rates that were more stable when compared to the normally fluent adults. These heart rate characterisitcs were similar to those reported by Kagan, Reznick, and Snidman (1988) who examined behaviorally inhibited children. Results suggested a possible relationship between heart rates, stuttering and learned behavioral inhibition.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

22 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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