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Potential of virtual reality as a diagnostic tool for social anxiety: A pilot study

Dechant, Martin, Trimpl, Sabine, Wolff, Christian, Mühlberger, Andreas and Shiban, Youssef (2017) Potential of virtual reality as a diagnostic tool for social anxiety: A pilot study. Computers in Human Behavior 76, pp. 128-134.

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Other URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.07.005


The potential of virtual reality for diagnosing anxiety disorders has been explored to a lesser extent than its use in psychotherapy so far. The current study applied virtual environments as an innovative diagnostic tool for social anxiety and social anxiety disorder and examined differences between low- and high-socially-anxious participants on the basis of specific psychological parameters and ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III (Biologische, Klinische und Rehabilitationspsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Lange
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Keywords:PUBLIC SPEAKING; EXPOSURE THERAPY; SKIN-CONDUCTANCE; SPIDER PHOBIA; SELF-REPORT; DISORDERS; SCALE; FEAR; EYE; PERCEPTION; Social anxiety disorder; Virtual reality; Eye tracking; Skin conductance response; Diagnostics
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39632
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