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18.12.2017

New Publication

Shiban, E., Lehmberg, J., Hoffmann, U., Thiel, J., Probst, T., Friedl, M., Mühlberger, A., Meyer, B., & Shiban, Y. (in press). Peritraumatic distress fully mediates the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms preoperative and three months postoperative in patients undergoing spine surgery. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.


22.11.2017

New Publication

Reichenberger, J., Porsch, S., Wittmann, J., Zimmermann V., & Shiban, Y. (2017). Social Fear Conditioning Paradigm in Virtual Reality: Social vs. Electrical Aversive Conditioning. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:1979. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01979 

Please find further information on this publication here.


03.11.2017

New Publication

Deckert, J., Weber, H., Villmann, C., Lonsdorf, T.B., Richter, J., Andreatta, M., Arias-Vasquez, A., Hommers, L., Kent, L., Schartner, C., Cichon, S., Wolf, C., Schaefer, N.,  von Collenberg C.R.,  Wachter, B., Blum, R., Schümann, D.,  Scharfenort, R.,  Schumacher, J., Forstner, A.J., Baumann, C.,  Schiele, M.A.,  Notzon, S.,  Zwanzger, P.,  Janzing, J.G.E.,  Galesloot, T., Kiemeney, L.A.,  Gajewska, A., Glotzbach-Schoon, E.,  Mühlberger, A.,  Alpers, G.,  Fydrich, T.,  Fehm, L., Gerlach, A.L.,  Kircher, T., Lang, T., Ströhle, A., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Kalisch, R., Büchel, C.,  Hamm, A,. Nöthen, M.M., Romanos, M., Domschke, K., Pauli, P., & Reif, A.(2017). GLRB allelic variation associated with agoraphobic cognitions, increased startle response and fear network activation: a potential neurogenetic pathway to panic disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 1431-1439. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.2

Please find further information on this publication here.


03.08.2017

New Publication

Weeth, A., Mühlberger, A., & Shiban, Y. (2017). Was it less painful for knights? Influence of appearance in pain perception. European Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1002/ejp.108

Please find further information on this publication here.


06.07.2017

New Publication

Dechant, M., Trimpl, S., Wolff, C., Mühlberger, A., & Shiban, Y. (2017). Potential Of Virtual Reality As A Diagnostic Tool For Social Anxiety: A Pilot Study. Computer in Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.07.005


12.06.2017

New Publication

Zimmermann, V., Wittmann, J., Sparrer, D., Mühlberger, A., & Shiban, Y. (in press). The generalization of conditioned startle responses from known to unknown lies. Learning and Motivation. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2017.05.002 

 

Please find further information on this publication here.


23.05.2017

New Publication

Rodrigues, J., Müller, M., Mühlberger, A., & Hewig, J. (in press). Mind the movement: Frontal asymmetry stands for behavioral motivation, bilateral frontal activation for behavior. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12908


23.03.2017

New Publication

Lonsdorf, T.B., Menz, M.M., Andreatta, M., Fullana, M.A., Golkar, A., Haaker, J., Heitland, I., Hermann, A., Kuhn, M., Kruse, O., Drexler, S.M., Meulders, A., Nees, F., Pittig, A., Richter, J., Römer, S., Shiban, Y., Schmitz, A., Straube, B., Vervliet, B., Wendt, J., Baas, J.M.P., & Merz, C.J. (2017). Don’t fear ‘fear conditioning’: Methodological considerations for the design and analysis of studies on human fear acquisition, extinction, and return of fear. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 77, 247-285. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.026


Please find further information on this publication here.


07.02.2017

New Publication

Probst, T., Geib, C., Güroff, E., & Mühlberger, A. (2017). Training the social skill “being able to demand” vs. training the social skill “being able to say no”. A randomized controlled trial with healthy individuals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 57, 1-5. doi: 20.1016/j.jbtep.2017.01.006

Please find further information on this publication here.


09.01.2017

New Publication

Shiban, Y., Diemer, J., Müller, J., Brütting-Schick, J., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2017). Diaphragmatic breathing during virtual reality exposure therapy for aviophobia: functional coping strategy or avoidance behavior? BMC Psychiatry, 17, 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-1181-2

Please find further information on this publication here.


05.12.2016

Newly established psychoeducation group for traumatized refugees in Regensburg

The Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy offers a culturally sensitive psychoeducation group for traumatized refugees under supervision of Dr. Youssef Shiban and funded by the DAAD. The group presents a low intensity psychosocial program, supports social communication, elucidates about trauma and its potential consequences and supports the coping of typical symptoms subsequently resulting in traumatized experiences.

Based on the high demand, additional groups will be offered starting February 2017. Please find further information at our trauma center.


20.10.2016

New Publication

Asthana, M. K., Brunhuber, B., Mühlberger, A., Reif, A., Schneider, S., & Herrmann, M. J. (2016). Preventing the Return of Fear Using Reconsolidation Update Mechanisms Depends on the Met-allele of the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met Polymorphism. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 19, 1-9. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv137

 

Kuhn, M., Haaker, J., Glotzbach-Schoon, E., Schümann, D., Andreatta, M., Mechias, M. L., Raczka, K., Gartmann, N., Büchel, C., Deckert, J., Mühlberger, A., Pauli, P., Reif, A., Kalisch, T.B., &  Lonsdorf, T. B. (2016). Converging evidence for an impact of a functional NOS gene variation on anxiety-related processes Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 803-812. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv151

 

Please find further information on these publications here:

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926796/

 

http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/11/5/803.short


17.10.2016

New Publication

Andreatta, M., Neueder, D., Glotzbach-Schoon, E., Mühlberger, A., & Pauli, P. (2016). Effects of context pre-exposure and delay until anxiety retrieval on generalization of contextual anxiety. Learning and Memory, 24, 43-54. doi:10.1101/lm.044073.116


13.10.2016

New Publication

Shiban, Y., Diemer, J., Brandl, S., Zack, R., Mühlberger, A., & Wüst, A. (in press) Trier Social Stress Test in vivo and in virtual reality: Dissociation of response domains. International Journal of Psychophysiology.


11.10.2016

New Publication

Ahrens, L. M., Pauli, P., Reif, A., Mühlberger, A., Langs, G., Aalderink, T., & Wieser, M. J. (in press). Fear conditioning and stimulus generalization in patients with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.10.003

Please find further information on these publications here.


22.08.2016

Graduate Programme Neurobiology of Emotion Dysfunctions

Interested students are invited to apply online during the application period (1. to 30. September 2016) for the Graduate Programme "Neurobiology of Emotion Dysfunctions" of the University of Regensburg.


17.08.2016

Successful cooperation project of the Department Media Informatics and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

There is a new cooperation project of the Department Media Informatics and Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the University of Regensburg since WS 15/16. Both departments investigate the use and the benefits of virtual reality from different perspectives. The new cooperation project offers a wide range of interdisciplinary research seminars and projects.

Please find further information on these new website here:

www.play2change.net


20.06.16

New therapists at the University Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinc

We welcome our new licensed psychological psychotherapists Dr. Lena Strauss and Dipl.-Psych. Lucia Fritzell at the University Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic. Furthermore, we are glad about our new therapists Dr. Daniela Tepner, Dipl.-Psych. Iris Schelhorn and Dr. Youssef Shiban, who began thier psychotherapeutic training at the University Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic.


25.05.16

New Research Grant Approved

The establishment of the new post graduate programme "Neurobiology of Emotion Dysfunction" at the University of Regensburg is funded by the German Research Society (DFG) with about 3,2 Mio. Euro over a period of 4,5 years. Our Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is also involved in this new research network of Neurobiology, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neurology. The aim is to investigate the causes of anxiety and depression and of excessive aggression.

Please find further information on these press release here. Congratulations!


14.04.2016

New Publication

Mühlberger, A., Jekel, K., Probst, T., Schecklmann, M., Conzelmann, A., Andreatta, M., Rizzo, A. A., Pauli, P., & Romanos, M. (in press). The Influence of Methylphenidate on Hyperactivity and Attention Deficits in Children with ADHD: A Virtual Classroom Test. Journal of Attention Disorders.


11.04.2016

New Publication

Vierheilig, N., Mühlberger, A., Polak, T., & Herrmann, H. J. (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation of the prefrontal cortex increases attention to visual target stimuli. Journal of Neural Transmission, 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s00702-016-1542-5


Please find further information on these publications here.


15.03.2016

New Publication

Shiban, Y., Fruth, M.B., Pauli, P., Kinateder, M., Reichenberger, J., & Mühlberger, A. (in press). Treatment effect on biases in size estimation in spider phobia. Biological Psychology. doi: 10.1016/biopsycho.2016.03.005

 

Please find further information on these publications here.


29.02.2016

New Publication

Peperkorn, H.M., Diemer, J., Alpers, G.W., & Mühlberger, A. (2016). Representation of Patients’ Hand Modulates Fear Reactions of Patients with Spider Phobia in Virtual Reality. Front. Psychol. 7:268. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00268

 

Please find further information on these publications here:

Frontiers in Psychology


18.12.2015

New Publication

Kuhn, M., Haaker, J., Glotzbach-Schoon, E., Schümann, D., Andreatta, M., Mechias, M. L., Raczka, K., Gartmann, N., Büchel, C., Deckert, J., Mühlberger, A., Pauli, P., Reif, A., Kalisch, T.B., &  Lonsdorf, T. B. (in press). Converging evidence for an impact of the NOS1 ex1f-VNTR polymorphism on fear- and anxiety-related processes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Walz, N., Mühlberger, A., & Pauli, P. (in press). A human open field test reveals thigmotaxis related to agoraphobic fear. Biological Psychiatry.


30.11.2015

Press release

This press release was published by ZDF "Volle Kanne" at 27. November 2015: "Virtueller Blick in den Abgrund - Computersimulation hilft gegen Höhenangst". Scientists of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Regensburg provided an inside into the exposure therapy in virtual reality.

Please find further information and the video of the press release here.


30.11.2015

DAAD-Award

The Psychology student Hazar Haj received the DAAD-Award 2015 (German Academic Exchange Service) at the Dies academicus 2015.

Congratulations!

Please find some impressions of the ceremonial act here.


12.11.2015

New Publication

Shiban, Y., Peperkorn, H., Alpers, G.W., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2016) Influence of perceptual cues and conceptual information on the activation and reduction of claustrophobic fear. J of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 51, 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.11.002

Please find further information on these publications here.


09.11.2015

New Publication

Diemer, J., Lohkamp, N., Mühlberger, A., Zwanzger, P. (in press). Fear and physiological arousal during a virtual height challenge - effects in patients with acrophobia and healthy controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 30-39. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.10.007

Notzon, S., Deppermann, S., Fallgatter, A., Diemer, J., Kroczek, A., Domschke, K., Zwanzger, P., Ehlis, A.-C. (2015). Psychophysiological effects of an iTBS modulated virtual reality challenge including participants with spider phobia. Biological Psychology, 112, 66-76. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.10.003

Please find further information on these publications here:

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887618515300311

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301051115300648


26.10.2015

Press release

This press release was published in "Mittelbayerische Zeitung" news at 18. Oktober 2015: "Die Angst hindern, zurückzukehren". Scientists of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Regensburg investigated the influence of gradual extinction on return of fear.

Please find further information on this publication here.


15.09.2015

New Publication

Shiban, Y., Wittmann, J., Weißinger, M., & Mühlberger, A. (2015). Gradual extinction reduces Reinstatement. Front Behav Neurosci, 9, 254. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00254

Please find further information on this publication here.


12.06.2015

Faculty Day of the German Psycholgical Association (DGPs)

Prof. Mühlberger was designated as the reprentative of our faculty at the University of Regensburg for the Faculty Day of the German Psychological Association (DGPs).


12.06.2015

New Research Grant Approved

The German Research Society (DFG) approved a grant sumitted by Prof. Mühlberger to partially fund a CAVE 3D-Multisensory Lab to be set up at the University of Regenesburg.

Congratulations!


New Publication

Shiban, Y., Schelhorn, I., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2015). Effect of combined multiple contexts and multiple stimuli exposure in spider phobis: a randomized clinical trial in virtual reality. Behaviour Research and Therapy. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.05.014

Please find further information on this publication here.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Thomas Probst for the successful defense of his PhD thesis, which got awarded the Adolf-Ernst-Meyer-Price for Psychotherapy Research, by the German Society of Psychosomatic Medicine (Deutschen Kollegium für Psychosomatische Medizin (DKPM)).