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Context specificity in the extinction of learned fear

O'Leary, SG; (2013) Context specificity in the extinction of learned fear. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis explores the role of context in the extinction of learned fear and environmentally specific renewal of the fear response. It has clinical relevance in relapse of previously extinguished anxiety. Part 1 is a literature review that systematically examines the findings and methodologies within the behavioural field regarding the role of context in extinguished fear relapse in humans. It explores the main areas of investigation and critically appraises each study. Part 2 is an empirical paper examining the effect of contextual change on fear responses following extinction. The research is framed in relation to the wider contextual fear and neurobiological literature and presents clinical and scientific implications. Part 3 is a critical appraisal of Parts 1 and 2. It outlines the background context to the work, the methodological choices, theoretical issues, challenges that arose, and personal reflection on the significance and impact of the project.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: Context specificity in the extinction of learned fear
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1462447
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