Return of fear in a human differential conditioning paradigm caused by a stimulus change after extinction.

@article{Vervliet2005ReturnOF,
  title={Return of fear in a human differential conditioning paradigm caused by a stimulus change after extinction.},
  author={Bram Vervliet and Debora Vansteenwegen and Frank Baeyens and Dirk Hermans and Paul Eelen},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={357-71}
}
In a human fear conditioning experiment, 32 participants were trained in a differential conditioning procedure with geometrical shapes as CS+ and CS- (four presentations each), and an electric shock as US. Measures of conditioned responding were skin conductance response (SCR) and retrospective US-expectancy ratings. For half of the participants (Generalization Group, GG), the subsequent extinction phase consisted of four nonreinforced presentations of generalization stimuli (GS+ and GS… CONTINUE READING

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