A field experiment on fear arousal with data on the validity of questionnaire measures


  • Collection and analysis of the present data were supported mainly by grant CH 00077–02 from the U S P H S to the senior author, and in part by funds from the Yale Communication and Attitude Change Program under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation The authors would hike to thank Mrs Dorothy Noyes Sproul and Mr Ira L Nichols of the John Slade Ely Center and Dr Hans Abeles and Mr Abe Brown of the New York City Health Department for their co-operation Special thanks go to Mr Charles L Baldwin of the New York State Medical Society and Director of the New York Health Exposition for making the study possible

  • We are also indebted to Professor Irving Janis for his encouragement and for supplying the communication used in the study