Psych M.D. - Biofeedback


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Term: Biofeedback
Definition (Myers):System of recording, amplifying, and feeding back information about subtle physiological response. 1
Definition (alternative): Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. Physical therapists use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Psychologists use it to help tense and anxious clients learn to relax. Specialists in many different fields use biofeedback to help their patients cope with pain. 2
Contextual explanation: a type of feedback or method of learning which you learn through subtle physiological responses
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  1. Myers , D.G. (2003). Psychology Seventh Edition . Holland, Michigan : Worth Publishers. 1
  2. What is Biofeedback?. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://psychotherapy.com/bio.html 2






Edited by: Corie
Date of last edit: October 22, 2009



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