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Social conditioning and extinction paradigm: A translational study in virtual reality

Shiban, Youssef, Reichenberger, Jonas, Neumann, Inga D. and Mühlberger, Andreas (2015) Social conditioning and extinction paradigm: A translational study in virtual reality. Frontiers in Psychology 6, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

In human beings, experiments investigating fear conditioning with social stimuli are rare. The current study aims at translating an animal model for social fear conditioning (SFC) to a human sample using an operant SFC paradigm in virtual reality (VR). Forty participants actively (using a joystick) approached virtual male agents that served as conditioned stimuli (CS). During the acquisition ...

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Item type:Article
Date:21 March 2015
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00400DOI
Article ID 400Other
Keywords:social fear conditioning, virtual reality, operant conditioning paradigm, Heart Rate, fear-potentiated startle, social anxiety
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31525
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