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dc.contributor.authorBagley, Louella R
dc.contributor.authorBandarian-Balooch, Siavash
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T04:23:21Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T04:23:21Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0023-9690
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.lmot.2020.101630
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394760
dc.description.abstractThe fact that renewal of fear can be due to a contextual mismatch between the exposure treatment context and the context where subsequent re-encountering occurs suggests that exposure does not completely remove the underlying fear associations. Conducting exposure in a context that is similar to the re-encounter context may be an effective method of attenuating renewal of fear. The current study examined the effects of context similarity using a single session in-vivo exposure in a sample of 61 moderate to high spider fearful first year psychology students at Griffith University (mean age was 25.36 years). Participants received standardised, in-vivo exposure with a golden orb spider. Fear was measured using self-report, behavioural avoidance, and heart rate measures. Four different contexts were utilised for this study with two being located indoors and two located outdoors. Self-reported fear ratings and heart rate showed that conducting exposure in contexts that are similar to subsequent re-encounter contexts attenuated renewal. This study shows how a simple modification to the exposure process can enhance the long-term cross contextual generalizability of exposure treatment in spider fearful individuals.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom101630:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto101630:13
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLearning and Motivation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume70
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Biological
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Experimental
dc.subject.keywordsSpider
dc.titleAttenuation of renewal of fear using context similarity with spider fearful individuals
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBagley, LR; Bandarian-Balooch, S, Attenuation of renewal of fear using context similarity with spider fearful individuals, Learning and Motivation, 2020, 70, pp. 101630:1-101630:13
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-06-20T23:42:05Z
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gro.griffith.authorBagley, Louella R.
gro.griffith.authorBandarian-Balooch, Sia


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