The research was carried out at Springfield Hospital, South London, with the support of the Mental Health Trust and Research Fund. The results were presented to the London Conference of the British Psychological Society, December 1971.
Evidence of High and Low Levels of Physiological Arousal in Schizophrenics
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 66–73, January 1975
How to Cite
Gruzelier, J. H. and Venables, P. H. (1975), Evidence of High and Low Levels of Physiological Arousal in Schizophrenics. Psychophysiology, 12: 66–73. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1975.tb03064.x
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2007
- Skin conductance;
- Heart rate;
- Systotic and diastolic blood pressure;
- Skin temperature;
There is a long history of debate as to whether schizophrenics are over or under aroused physiologically. In this report evidence is presented that schizophrenics differ widely on measures of electrodermal activity, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and finger skin temperature. Two extreme physiological groups may be defined by the presence or absence of skin conductance orienting responses to tones of moderate intensity.