Pupillometry as a Tool for Psychology

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(6), 467–468. Reviews the book, Pupillometry: The Psychology of the Pupillary Response by Michel Pierre Janisse (1977). Much of work in this book has been concerned with the psychobiology of cognition and thought. The author has set out to write a literature review that details the use of pupillary movements as a response measure in psychological research. This book provides an exhaustive summary of a dispersed research literature. This text reviews the pupillometric literature on emotion, meaning primarily sexual arousal and anxiety. The book is a useful aid to psychologists, biological and otherwise, who wish to have easy access to a large literature. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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