Project

The role of context in avoidance learning

Duration
01 October 2009 → 31 May 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
learning psychology operant conditioning avoidance behavior
 
Project description

Avoidance behavior lies at the core of many psychopathologies. In this research project, recent insights on contextual learning will be applied to the domain of avoidance behavior. As such, we hope to provide better insights on how this behavior is acquired and we wille xplore methods to extinguish this behavior.