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Gradual extinction reduces reinstatement

Shiban, Youssef, Wittmann, Jasmin, Weißinger, Mara and Mühlberger, Andreas (2015) Gradual extinction reduces reinstatement. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9 (254), pp. 1-11.

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The current study investigated whether gradually reducing the frequency of aversive stimuli during extinction can prevent the return of fear. Thirty-one participants of a three-stage procedure (acquisition, extinction and a reinstatement test on day 2) were randomly assigned to a standard extinction (SE) and gradual extinction (GE) procedure. The two groups differed only in the extinction ...


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Item type:Article
Date:15 September 2015
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Article ID: 254Other
Keywords:gradual extinction, virtual reality, pavlovian fear conditioning, skin conductance response, startle response, contingency ratings
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:32503
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