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Generalization of extinction with a generalization stimulus is determined by learnt threat beliefs

Authors
  • Wong, Alex H.K.
  • Glück, Valentina M.
  • Boschet, Juliane M.
  • Engelke, Paula
Type
Published Article
Journal
Behaviour Research and Therapy
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd.
Publication Date
Oct 22, 2020
Volume
135
Pages
103755–103755
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103755
PMID: 33152614
PMCID: PMC7581402
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
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Abstract

• Rule-based generalization determines an individual's threat belief. • Various threat beliefs led to different degrees of fear to novel generalization stimuli (GS). • Strong generalized fear to a GS in extinction evokes strong inhibitory learning and thus robust generalization of extinction. • Weak generalized fear to the same GS in extinction leads to limited generalization of extinction. • This finding suggests identifying the strongest threat belief may improve treatment outcome.

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