Effects of guided immune-imagery: the moderating influence of openness to experience
Thompson, Trevor, Steffert, Tony and Gruzelier, John (2009) Effects of guided immune-imagery: the moderating influence of openness to experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 47 (7). pp. 789-794. ISSN 0191-8869 (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.024)Full text not available from this repository.
It is widely believed that personality has an important role in determining the effectiveness of guided imagery (GI) interventions. The primary aim of the current study was to examine whether the effect of GI on several outcome measures was dependent upon openness to experience, a theoretically relevant variable previously unexplored as a potential moderator. Thirty-five healthy participants were randomised to an animated imagery, verbal imagery or no-intervention control group, with imagery groups receiving 10 × 20 min sessions. Pre/post-assessments of cortisol, sleep, stress and creativity were administered along with the openness to experience scale. Regression analysis indicated a significant increase in cortisol and decrease in tiredness following verbal GI, but only for those high in openness. The efficacy of GI interventions may be dependent upon openness to experience and this variable should be accounted for in future studies.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||openness to experience, personality, guided imagery, immunity, self-hypnosis|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||10 Apr 2012 13:23|
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