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

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Reichenberger, Jonas ; Pfaller, Michael ; Forster, Diana ; Gerczuk, Jennifer ; Shiban, Youssef ; Mühlberger, Andreas
Date of publication of this fulltext: 25 Jul 2019 06:32


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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