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Project 3: Acquisition, maintenance, and change of threat expectancy

Prof. Dr. Christiane Pané-Farré (Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)

PhD Student: Ena Alcan

Due to excessive safety and avoidance behavior patients with anxiety disorders or somatic complaints often suffer from significant constraints in their daily functioning. Safety and avoidance behaviors are motivated by expectation of threat or harm. In this project we will study the acquisition, maintenance, and change of threat expectancy via various learning pathways (associative and vicarious learning) in different risk and patient populations in an experimental research setting applying primarily psychophysiological methods.

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