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Rhythmic Aspects of Behavior

1st Edition

Edited by Frederick M. Brown, R. Curtis Graeber


500 pages

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pub: 2020-04-16
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Originally published in 1982, this book provides rich evidence of the relevance of the temporal aspects of behavior. The generalized areas of learning, memory, operant scheduled behavior, task performance, vigilance, mood and motivation and their rhythmic components are explored in varying detail. The particularized measures range from on-the-job errors, through reading efficiency to milliseconds of change in reaction time in the laboratory. The subjects range from ants to older persons. Across this range of settings, subjects, and behaviors, the message is clear: there is an interaction between time and behavior.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wilse B. Webb Preface. Part 1: Introduction 1. Rhythmicity as an Emerging Variable for Psychology Frederick M. Brown Part 2: General Aspects of Circadian Rhythms in Humans and Animals 2. Chronobiologic Approach for Optimizing Human Performance Paul Naitoh 3. Behavioral Aspects of Circadian Rhythmicity Rütger A. Wever 4. Alterations in Performance Following Rapid Transmeridian Flight R. Curtis Graeber 5. The Relationship Between Body Temperature and Performance Across Circadian Phase Shifts Robert T. Wilkinson 6. Circadian Rhythms and Human Memory Simon Folkard 7. Circadian Rhythms in Operant Behavior of Animals Under Laboratory Conditions Timothy F. Elsmore and Steven R. Hursh Part 3: Special Aspects of Rhythm Research 8. Ultradian Rhythms in Behavior and Physiology Daniel F. Kripke 9. Effects of Atypical Illumination Schedules Frank W. Finger 10. Circadian Rhythms in Behavior and Experimental Psychopathology Christian Poirel 11. Circadian Rhythm Disturbances in Depression and Mania Thomas A. Wehr 12. Biological Time Series Analysis Using Complex Demodulation Daniel P. Redmond, Helen C. Sing and Frederick W. Hegge. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Editors

Frederick M. Brown and R. Curtis Graeber

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