Heart and Emotion: Ambulatory Monitoring Studies in Everyday Life

Overview

Until the advent of a new ambulatory heart monitoring method, only strong emotions could be measured against the behavior of the heart. Myrtek (psychophysiology, U. of Freiburg, Germany) presents studies now possible of the link between heart behavior and run-of- the-mill emotions during daily life and sleep. After reviewing principles and methods, he reports on interoception, perception of emotion, stress and strain at the workplace and during leisure time, and physiological monitoring during the night. ...
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Overview

Until the advent of a new ambulatory heart monitoring method, only strong emotions could be measured against the behavior of the heart. Myrtek (psychophysiology, U. of Freiburg, Germany) presents studies now possible of the link between heart behavior and run-of- the-mill emotions during daily life and sleep. After reviewing principles and methods, he reports on interoception, perception of emotion, stress and strain at the workplace and during leisure time, and physiological monitoring during the night. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780889372863
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Definitions and models 1
1.1 Emotion 1
1.2 Concepts related to emotion 4
1.3 Work load : theoretical background 6
Ch. 2 Basic physiological principles 11
2.1 Nervous control of the heart 11
2.2 Neurophysiology of emotion 14
Ch. 3 Methods 17
3.1 Freiburg monitoring system (FMS) 17
3.2 Samples monitored with the FMS 27
3.3 Reliability of the FMS 28
3.4 Validity of the FMS 33
3.5 Special aspects of AHR 41
Ch. 4 Interoception 53
4.1 Some findings from the literature 53
4.2 Cardiac perception in healthy subjects 55
4.3 Cardiac perception in patients 58
Ch. 5 Perception of emotions 73
5.1 Frequency and quality of emotions 73
5.2 Emotional differences between true and random feedbacks and for different social contacts 78
5.3 Physiological profiles of different emotions 79
5.4 Accuracy of the perception of emotional arousal 80
5.5 Influence of personality dimensions on emotions reported 81
Ch. 6 Stress and strain at the workplace 87
6.1 Work load in train drivers, bus drivers, and dispatchers 87
6.2 Work load in white and blue collar workers 101
6.3 Work load in university students 104
6.4 Work load in schoolboys 111
Ch. 7 Stress and strain during leisure time 121
7.1 Work versus leisure time in train drivers, bus drivers, and dispatchers 121
7.2 Work versus leisure time in white and blue collar workers 123
7.3 Effects of television viewing in schoolboys 127
7.4 Driving a car 131
7.5 Stress at the amusement park 139
Ch. 8 Physiological monitoring during the night 147
8.1 Hypotheses 147
8.2 Results 148
Ch. 9 General discussion 159
9.1 Methodological considerations 160
9.2 Interoception and emotions 163
9.3 Stress and strain 166
9.4 Monitoring during sleep 169
Summary 173
References 177
Authors index 193
Subject index 197
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