ERIC Number: ED032580
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Publication Date: 1969
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Anxiety Reactivity and Escape Tendencies in Sociopathic Personalities. Counseling Center Research Report No. 17.
Pappas, James P.; Linden, James D.
Recent studies have shown that incarcerated primary sociopathic subjects, selected by the Activities Preference Questionnaire (APQ), demonstrate atypical anxiety reactivity when compared with other incarcerated or normal subjects. This study attempted to extend the experimental data relating anxiety reactivity and sociopathy. Three groups of incarcerated subjects, selected for high, moderate, and low APQ scores, were exposed to three experimental conditions that assessed their (1) differential performance under a noxious noise stressor agent, and (2) their tendencies to escape from this aversive field. Results partially sustained the hypothesis that APQ selected sociopathic groups would react differently under these anxiety arousing conditions. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.