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Rescuing the hyperventilation theory of panic : reply to Ley (2005)

Roth, W. T. and Wilhelm, F. H. and Pettit, D. and Meuret, A. E.. (2005) Rescuing the hyperventilation theory of panic : reply to Ley (2005). Psychological bulletin, 131. p. 199-201.

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Abstract

In his comment on W. T. Roth, F. H. Wilhelm, and D. Pettit (2005), R. Ley (2005) argued that the authors erred in evaluating the basic, simple hyperventilation theory of panic rather than his theory, which is based on "complex physiological and psychological principles" (p. 197). Indeed, Roth et al. may have overestimated the heuristic value of the basic theory by counting citations to Ley's (1985) article. Furthermore, Roth et al.'s conclusion that the basic theory is falsifiable may not be valid for Ley's theory, which makes categorical distinctions whose application is uncertain. Yet, the authors of the present article maintain the hope that a more nuanced but falsifiable multifactorial respiratory theory can be developed with more explanatory power than that of the basic theory. The relative truth or falsity of such a theory could be expressed in statistical terms.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Abteilung Klinische Psychologie und Psychiatrie
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Psychophysiologie (Wilhelm)
UniBasel Contributors:Wilhelm, Frank H
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0033-2909
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:48

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