Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST

  • Peter Suedfeld
  • John W. TurnerJr
  • Thomas H. Fine

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theoretical Formulations

  3. Experimental Studies

  4. Clinical Studies and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 168-168
    2. Clifton Mereday, Craig Lehmann, Roderick A. Borrie
      Pages 169-173
    3. Randy Rzewnicki, Alistair B. C. Wallbaum, Howard Steele, Peter Suedfeld
      Pages 174-183
    4. Deborah D. Goldstein, Walter E. Jessen
      Pages 210-216

About this book


Previously reported results of sensory-deprivation experiences, of which flotation REST is an instance, were dramatic, generally negative and ultimately unreliable. This book offers controlled systematic research on the effects of flotation REST. The papers in this collection were chosen from those presented at the first three international conferences on REST and fall into several categories. The major category concerns theoretical formulations for REST effects; other categories in the collection deal with experimental findings and clinical research in relation with flotation REST.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Suedfeld
    • 1
  • John W. TurnerJr
    • 2
  • Thomas H. Fine
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Graduate StudiesThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyMedical College of OhioToledoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryMedical College of OhioToledoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97348-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9701-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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