Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology I - Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology
and Psychotherapy

Immersion and fear in virtual altitude exposure

Exposure therapy in virtual reality uses anxiety-related virtual environments for therapeutic confrontations. Virtual reality offers the possibility to adapt the presented virtual environment at will. In the present project, the influence of VR system properties on the fear experience should be investigated by means of an immersion manipulation (presentation of wind via ventilators).


Gromer, D., Madeira, O., Gast, P., Nehfischer, M., Jost, M., Müller, M., Mühlberger, A., & Pauli, P. (2018). Height Simulation in a Virtual Reality CAVE System: Validity of Fear Responses and Effects of an Immersion Manipulation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00372


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