Autonomic reactions to stress: The Effects of Several Therapy Analogues on Prisoners

Jorge L. Gonzalez, Marva P. Dawkins, Jack E. Hokanson

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Among a relatively large sample of male, young adult prison inmates, four different therapy analogues, along with placebo and untreated controls, were compared as to their effects in reducing stress induced autonomic reactions. The only effective “treatment” proved to be one involving self-concept/ self-esteem enhancement. The results are discussed in relation to “the prison syndrome” and its relationship to postrelease adjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Law

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