publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Making an IMPACT: Designing and Testing a Novel Attentional Training Game to Reduce Social Anxiety

Enock, Philip M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Harvard University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Development of novel candidate interventions to treat anxiety disorders is an important research priority, given the burden of these disorders, barriers to treatment access, and the promising but limited success of current approaches, including attentional bias modification treatment. I created a novel training game paradigm, Intrinsically-Motivating Playable Attentional Control Training (IMPACT), with several potential ways that its design could increase the strength of attentional change and commensurate clinical benefits beyond existing training methods. In a large online experiment, I randomized participants among three alternative IMPACT training conditions...
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free text keywords: Psychology, Clinical, Psychology, Experimental, Psychology, Cognitive
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