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Men Scare Me More: Gender Differences in Social Fear Conditioning in Virtual Reality

Reichenberger, Jonas, Pfaller, Michael, Forster, Diana, Gerczuk, Jennifer, Shiban, Youssef and Mühlberger, Andreas (2019) Men Scare Me More: Gender Differences in Social Fear Conditioning in Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Psychology 2019 (10), p. 1617.

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Women nearly twice as often develop social anxiety disorder (SAD) compared to men. The reason for this difference is still being debated. The present study investigates gender differences and the effect of male versus female agents in low (LSA) and high socially anxious (HSA) participants regarding the acquisition and extinction of social fear in virtual reality (VR). In a social fear ...


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Item type:Article
Date:18 July 2019
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III (Biologische, Klinische und Rehabilitationspsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Lange
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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Keywords:social anxiety disorder, social fear conditioning, virtual reality, fear ratings, fear-potentiated startle, avoidance behavior, recognition
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:40569
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