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Papers: 5 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020


Human Studies


J Pain Res


An Experimental Analogue Study on the “Dose-Response Relationship” of Different Therapeutic Instructions for Pain Exposures: The More, The Better?


Novel suggestions derived from the inhibitory learning model on how to optimize exposure therapy have been debated with enthusiasm in the last few years, particularly with respect to the focus on expectancy violations. However, little is known about how this new approach directly compares to the traditional habituation rationale of exposure therapy. In the present study, we examined these two competing therapeutic instructions among healthy female participants in an experimental heat pain paradigm.