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Grissom, R. J., Suedfeld, P., & Vernon, J. (1962). Memory for verbal material: Effects of sensory deprivation. Science, 138, 429-430.

Suedfeld, P. (1964). Birth order of volunteers for sensory deprivation. Journal of Abnormal Social Psychology, 68, 195-196.

Suedfeld, P. (1964). Attitude manipulation in restricted environments: I. Conceptual structure and response to propaganda. Journal of Abnormal Social Psychology, 68, 242-247; 69, 126 (Errata sheet).

Suedfeld, P., Grissom, R. J., & Vernon, J. (1964). The effects of sensory deprivation and social isolation on the performance of an unstructured cognitive task. American Journal of Psychology, 77, 111-115.

Suedfeld, P., Vernon, J., & Goldstein, K. M. (1964). The relationship between sensory deprivation and social isolation on the performance of an unstructured cognitive task. Eastern Psychological Association paper.

Suedfeld, P., & Vernon, J. (1964). Visual hallucinations in sensory deprivation: A problem of criteria. Science, 145, 412-413.

Suedfeld, P. (1964). Conceptual structure and subjective stress in sensory deprivation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 19, 896-898.

Suedfeld, P., Vernon, J., Stubbs, J. T., & Karlins, M. (1965). The effects of repeated confinement on cognitive performance. American Journal of Psychology, 15, 567-570.

Suedfeld, P., & Vernon, J. (1965). Stress and verbal originality in sensory deprivation. Psychological Record, 15, 567-570.

Suedfeld, P. (1966). Activation level as a mediating construct in sensory deprivation research. New York State Psychological Association symposium paper.

Suedfeld, P., & Vernon, J. (1966). Attitude manipulation in restricted environments: II. Conceptual structure and the internationalization of propaganda received as a reward for compliance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 3, 586-589.

Suedfeld, P. (1968). Isolation, confinement, and sensory deprivation. Paper read at the International Summer School on Biology in Space, Cambridge University, 1967. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 21, 222-231.

Suedfeld, P., Glucksberg, S., & Vernon, J. (1967). Sensory deprivation as a drive operation: Effects upon problem solving. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75, 166-169.

Suedfeld, P. (1968). The cognitive effects of sensory deprivation: The role of task complexity. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 22, 302-307.

Suedfeld, P. (1968). Anticipated and experienced stress in sensory deprivation as a function of orientation and ordinal position. Journal of Social Psychology, 76, 259-263.

Suedfeld, P. (1969). Sensory deprivation stress: Birth order and instructional set as interacting variables. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 11, 70-74.

Suedfeld, P., Tomkins, S. S., & Tucker, W. H. (1969). On relations among perceptual and cognitive measures of information processing. Perception & Psychophysics, 6, 45-46.

Landon, P. B., & Suedfeld, P. (1969). Information and meaningfulness needs in sensory deprivation. Psychonomic Science, 17, 248.

Suedfeld, P., & Landon, P. B. (1970). Motivational arousal and task complexity: Support for a model of cognitive changes in sensory deprivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 83, 329-330.

Suedfeld, P., Landon, P. B., Epstein, Y. M., & Pargament, R. (1971). The role of experimenter and subject expectation in sensory deprivation. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 2, 21-27.

Suedfeld, P. (1971). Evanescence of sensory deprivation effects: A comment on Oleson and Zubek's "Effect of one day of sensory deprivation...". Perceptual and Motor Skills, 33, 753-754.

Suedfeld, P. (1971). Sensory deprivation as a cognitive disorganizer: Implications for clinical psychology. Paper read at the XIIIth Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Panama City.

Landon, P. B., & Suedfeld, P. (1972). Complex cognitive performance and sensory deprivation: Completing the U-curve. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 601-602.

Suedfeld, P. (1972). Attitude manipulation in restricted environments: V. Theory and research. Symposium paper read at the XXth International Congress of Psychology, Tokyo.

Suedfeld, P., & Smith, C. A. (1973). Positive incentive value of phobic stimuli after brief sensory deprivation: Preliminary report. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 36, 320.

Suedfeld, P., Landon, P. B., Pargament, R., & Epstein, Y. M. (1972). An experimental attack on smoking (Attitude manipulation in restricted environments, III). International Journal of the Addictions, 7, 721-733.

Suedfeld, P. (1974). Environmental psychology and the minimal environment. Symposium paper, Canadian Psychological Association. Man-Environment Systems, 4, 395-398.

Suedfeld, P. (1973). Sensory deprivation used in the reduction of cigarette smoking: Attitude change experiments in an applied context. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 3, 30-38.

Suedfeld, P. (1973). The individual in experimental isolation. Symposium paper, American Psychological Association.

Suedfeld, P., & Ikard, F. F. (1973). Attitude manipulation in restricted environments: IV. Psychologically addicted smokers treated in sensory deprivation. British Journal of Addiction, 68, 170-176.

Suedfeld, P. (1974). Isolation as treatment or as punishment: Some ethical and empirical questions. Symposium paper, Ontario Psychological Association.

Suedfeld, P. (1974). Solitary confinement in the correctional setting: Goals, problems, and suggestions. Corrective and Social Psychiatry, 20, 10-20.

Suedfeld, P. (1974). Social isolation: A case for interdisciplinary research. Canadian Psychologist, 15, 1-15.

Suedfeld, P., & Buchanan, E. (1974). Sensory deprivation and autocontrolled aversive stimulation in the reduction of snake avoidance. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 6, 105-111.

Suedfeld, P. (1974). Therapeutic uses of sensory deprivation. Paper presented at the First International Symposium on Non-Verbal Aspects and Techniques of Psychotherapy, Vancouver.

Suedfeld, P., & Ikard, F. F. (1974). The use of sensory deprivation in facilitating the reduction of cigarette smoking. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42, 888-895.

Suedfeld, P. (1975). The benefits of boredom: Sensory deprivation reconsidered. American Scientist, 63, 60-69.

Suedfeld, P. (1975). The clinical relevance of reduced sensory stimulation. Canadian Psychological Review, 16, 88-103.

Suedfeld, P., & Roy, C. (1975). Using social isolation to change the behavior of disruptive inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 19, 90-99.

Tetlock, P. E., & Suedfeld, P. (1976). Inducing belief instability without a persuasive message: The roles of attitude centrality, individual cognitive differences, and sensory deprivation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 8, 324-333.

Suedfeld, P., & Hare, R. D. (1977). Sensory deprivation in the treatment of snake phobia: Behavioral, self-report, and physiological effects. Behavior Therapy, 8, 240-250.

Suedfeld, P. (1976). The use of sensory deprivation in the treatment of claustrophobia: Another study in the development of a panacea. The Worm Runner's Digest, 18, 93-95.

Suedfeld, P., & Best, J. A. (1977). Satiation and sensory deprivation combined in smoking therapy: Some case studies and unexpected side-effects. The International Journal of the Addictions, 12, 337-359.

Suedfeld, P. (1977). La utilizacion de la privacion sensorial en el cambio de actitudes. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia, 9, 489-494.

Landon, P. B., & Suedfeld, P. (1977). Complexity as multidimensional perception: The effects of sensory deprivation on concept identification. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 10, 137-138.

Suedfeld, P. (1977). Using environmental restriction to initiate long-term behavior change. In R. B. Stuart (Ed.), Behavioral self-management: Strategies, techniques and outcomes (pp. 230-257). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Suedfeld, P., & Borrie, R. A. (1978). Sensory deprivation, attitude change and defence against persuasion. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 10, 16-27.

Suedfeld, P. (1978). Solitary confinement as a rehabilitative technique: Reply to Lucas. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 11, 106-112.

Rank, D., & Suedfeld, P. (1978). Positive reactions of alcoholic men to sensory deprivation. The International Journal of the Addictions, 13, 805-813.

Suedfeld, P., & Borrie, R. A. (1978). Altering states of consciousness through sensory deprivation. In A. A. Sugerman & R. E. Tarter (Eds.), Expanding dimensions of consciousness (pp. 226-252). New York: Springer.

Suedfeld, P. (1980). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy. In R. Herink (Ed.), The psychotherapy handbook (pp. 567-571). New York: New American Library.

Borrie, R. A., & Suedfeld, P. (1980). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy in a weight reduction program. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 3, 147-161.

Suedfeld, P., Schwartz, G., & Arnold, W. (1980). Study of restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a treatment for autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 10, 377-378.

Suedfeld, P., Rank, D., & Rank, D. (1980). Incentive value of social and nonsocial visual stimuli after social and sensory restriction. Australian Journal of Psychology, 32, 209-215.

Suedfeld, P. (1981). Environmental restriction and "stimulus hunger": Theories and applications. In H. I. Day (Ed.), Advances in intrinsic motivation and aesthetics (pp. 71-86). New York: Plenum Press.

Suedfeld, P. (1982). Behavioral applications of the restricted environmental stimulation technique. In J. Richard Eiser (Ed.), Social Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (pp. 393-412). London: John Wiley & Sons.

Suedfeld, P. (1982). Aloneness as a healing experience. In L. A. Peplau & D. Perlman (Eds.), Loneliness (pp. 54-67). Chichester: Wiley.

Suedfeld, P., & Clarke, J. C. (1981). Specific food aversion acquired during restricted environmental stimulation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 11, 538-547.

Suedfeld, P., Ramirez, C., Deaton, J., & Baker-Brown, G. (1982). Reactions and attributes of prisoners in solitary confinement. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 9, 303-340.

Suedfeld, P., & Kristeller, J. L. (1982). Stimulus reduction as a technique in health psychology. Health Psychology, 1, 337-357.

Suedfeld, P., Roy, C., & Landon, P. B. (1982). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy in the treatment of essential hypertension. Behavior Research and Therapy, 20, 533-559.

Ballard, E. J., & Suedfeld, P. (1982). The use of REST in multimodal eclectic psychotherapy. The International Journal of Eclectic Psychotherapy, 1, 20-37.

Best, A. J., & Suedfeld, P. (1982). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy and behavioral self-management in smoking cessation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 12, 408-419.

Suedfeld, P., & Schwartz, G. (1983). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a treatment for autistic children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 4, 196-201.

Suedfeld, P., Ballard, E. J., & Murphy, M. (1983). Water immersion and flotation: From stress experiment to stress treatment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 3, 147-155.

Suedfeld, P., Landon, B. P., & Ballard, E. J. (1983). Effects of reduced stimulation on divergent and convergent thinking. Environment and Behavior, 5, 727-738.

Suedfeld, P. (1983). The restricted environmental stimulation technique in the modification of addictive behaviors: Through the centuries to frontiers for the Eighties. Bulletin of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 2, 231-237.

Suedfeld, P. (1983). A korlatozott kornyezeti ingerlesses terapia (REST). Magyar Pszihologiai Szemle, 40, 225-243.

Suedfeld, P. (1984). Measuring the effects of solitary confinement. American Journal of Psychiatry, 141, 1306-1307. (Letter)

Suedfeld, P. (1984). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). In J. D. Matarazzo, S. M. Weiss, J. A. Herd, N. E. Miller, & S. M. Weiss (Eds.), Behavioral health: A handbook of health enhancement and disease prevention (pp. 755-764). New York: Wiley.

Suedfeld, P. (1985). Restricted environmental stimulation: Technique/therapy/transcendence. In T. H. Fine & J. W. Turner, Jr. (Eds.), Proceedings of the first international conference on REST and self-regulation (pp. 1-16). Toledo: Medical College of Ohio.

Wong, G. K. Y., & Suedfeld, P. (1986). Ultraviolet light as a sterilization method in flotation tanks. Journal of Clinical Engineering, 11, 69-72.

Suedfeld, P., Ballard, E. J., Baker-Brown, G., & Borrie, R. A. (1985-86). Flow of consciousness in restricted environmental stimulation. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 5, 219-230.

Suedfeld, P., & Baker-Brown, G. (1986). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy and aversive conditioning in smoking cessation: Active and placebo effects. Behavior Research and Therapy, 24, 421-428.

Suedfeld, P. (1987). Therapie durch herabgesetzte Umweltsimulation (REST). In A. Dittrich & C. Scharfetter (Eds.), Ethnopsychotherapie (pp. 181-199). Stuttgart, W. Germany: Enke.

Suedfeld, P., Ramirez, C. E., Remick, R. A., & Fleming, J. A. E. (1987). Memory effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) and possible applications to ECT. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 11, 179-184.

Suedfeld, P., & Baker-Brown, G. (1987). Restricted environmental stimulation therapy of smoking: A parametric study. Addictive Behaviors, 12, 263-267.

Suedfeld, P. (1987). Past the reflection and through the looking glass: Extending loneliness research. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 2, 51-56.

Suedfeld, P., Metcalfe, J., & Bluck, S. (1987). Enhancement of scientific creativity by flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique). Journal of Environmental Psychology, 7, 219-231.

Suedfeld, P., Ramirez, C. E., Remick, R. A., & Fleming, J. E. (1989). Reduction of post-ECT memory complaints through brief, partial Restricted Environmental Stimulation (REST). Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 13, 693-700.

Suedfeld, P., & Bruno, T. (1990). Flotation REST and imagery in the improvement of athletic performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 82-85.

Suedfeld, P., & Coren, S. (1989). Perceptual isolation, sensory deprivation, and REST: Moving introductory psychology texts out of the 1950's. Canadian Psychology, 30(1), 17-29.

Suedfeld, P. (1990). Restricted Environmental Stimulation and smoking cessation: A 15-year progress report. The International Journal of the Addictions, 25(8), 861-888.

Wallbaum, A. B. C., Rzewnicki, R., Steele, H., & Suedfeld, P. (1991). Progressive muscle relaxation and Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy for chronic tension headache: A pilot study. International Journal of Psychosomatics, 38(1-4), 33-39.

Suedfeld, P., Collier, D. E., & Hartnett, B. D. G. (1993). Enhancing perceptual-motor accuracy through flotation REST. The Sport Psychologist, 7, 151-159.

Suedfeld, P., Steel, G., Wallbaum, A., Bluck, S., Livesly, N., & Capozzi, L. (1994). Explaining the effects of stimulus restriction: Testing the dynamic hemispheric asymmetry hypothesis. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 14, 87-100.

Suedfeld, P., & Eich, E. (1995). Autobiographical memory and affect under conditions of Reduced Environmental Stimulation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 15, 321-326.

Suedfeld, P., & Borrie, R. A. (1999). Health and therapeutic applications of chamber and flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). Psychology and Health, 14, 545-566.

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