Effects of physiological arousal on the use of imagery rehearsal

dc.contributor.advisorPease, Dale G.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorrow, James R., Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRudisill, Mary E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPivarnik, James M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Richard J.
dc.creatorSoltero, Eduardo
dc.description.abstractThe effects of physiological arousal on the use of imagery rehearsal for the performance of a motor task was investigated. Forty-eight right-handed male students performed on a linear slide positioning device on repeated occasions at different levels of arousal (resting; intermediate 110-120 heart beats per minute; high 140-150 heart beats per minute). Subjects in the no imagery group performed 10 trials blindfolded while listening to white noise with a 15 second period in which they were allowed to use imagery rehearsal. A 2 x 3 x 10 ANOVA with repeated measures was conducted using Constant Error, Absolute Error, and Variable Error as dependent variables. A separate 2x3 ANOVA with repeated measures was conducted using the Student's Appraisal of Outcome as the dependent variable. Results indicated significant differences in Trial (p< .0001) and Level (p< .01) main effects and Level by Trial interaction (p< .01) when using Constant Error as the dependent variable. It was proposed that with increased arousal there is a shifting from visual imagery to kinesthetic imagery. Possible explanations of the results are discussed and suggestions for future research are presented.
dc.description.departmentEducation, College of
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dc.subjectMotor ability--Testing
dc.subjectArousal (Physiology)
dc.subjectImagery (Psychology)
dc.titleEffects of physiological arousal on the use of imagery rehearsal
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thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education
thesis.degree.departmentEducation, College of
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education


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