Blood and the Red Blood Cells

  • Robert Fried
  • Joseph Grimaldi
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


Clinical psychophysiology requires competence in many therapeutic skills, including assessment of physical, mental, affective, and emotional states; biofeedback; and psychotherapy, which we may perform as strict behaviorists, cognitivists, or both. If we are physiologists, we tend to see the mind embedded in brain neurons; if mentalists, we believe a somatic disorder is due to faulty thinking, or the emotional outcropping of symbolic conflict jutting out of a quagmire of illicit urges; if behaviorists, it doesn’t matter—everything yields to “modification” if you do it right. Given a hammer, we tend to treat everything as though it were a nail.


Panic Disorder Breathing Rate Respiratory Alkalosis Variant Angina Ventilatory Failure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Fried
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joseph Grimaldi
    • 3
  1. 1.Hunter CollegeCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Rational-Emotive TherapyNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA

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