psychogalvanic response


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psychogalvanic response

(ˌsaɪkəʊɡəlˈvænɪk)
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(Psychology) another name for galvanic skin responseAbbreviation: PGR
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Noun1.psychogalvanic response - a change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
lie detector - a polygraph that records bodily changes sometimes associated with lying
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Additionally, terms like galvanic skin response (GSR) or psychogalvanic response (PGR) should no longer be used, as they do not describe the applied measurement principle in a sufficient way (Schandry, 1989).