Early Career Awards for 1978: Gary E. Schwartz

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Gary E. Schwarts earned the Early Career Award for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of biofeedback and self-regulation of psychophysiological processes and the application of this knowledge to research on the etiology and treatment of psychosomatic and affective disorders. Schwartz conducted pioneering studies in humans, demonstrating learned specificity and patterning in the cardiovascular system and the potential of self-control of blood pressure in the treatment of hypertension. His innovative theories and research on facial muscle patterning and self-regulation of emotion in depression, lateralization of brain mechanisms in emotion, and self-regulation and disregulation in stress and disease successfully integrated psychobiology with psychopathology and medicine and enabled him to play a leading role in the development of the new fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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