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ERIC Number: ED050085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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Implementing a Systematic Desensitization Laboratory.
Ralph, David C.; Goss, Blaine
A systematic desensitization therapy program to reduce anxiety in speakers has been developed and implemented at Michigan State University for those students in basic speech courses who have been identified by "The Personal Report of Communication Apprehension" (PRCA) as having severe speech anxiety and thus being in need of Systematic Desensitization (SD) training. Subjects, in groups of five or six, participated in five 1-hour sessions which featured relaxation exercises designed to reduce anxiety in certain communication situations. An analysis of pretest and post-test scores on the PRCA indicated that students who were involved in SD training were significantly less anxious and more relaxed than those who were eligible for the program, but did not participate. (Materials include PRCA test forms and specific suggestions for setting up an inexpensive SD laboratory.) (JM)
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Identifiers: Systematic Desensitization
Note: Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Annual Meeting (56th, New Orleans, December 1970)