Virtual reality (VR) is of increasing interest to applied psychologists due to its potential for exposure learning. The current study comprises two experiments that aimed to examine the effect of a VR task on participants relationship with negative self referential thoughts (e.g., 'I am not good enough'). To that end, participants were instructed to select a thought that they were ‘fused with’ and to interact with this thought in a VR environment. In Study 1, 30 participants (age range: 18-65) across three groups (Cognitive Defusion, Distraction & Control) were tested pre and post VR task on trait fusion and their overall relationship with the negaive thought. In Study 2, a further control group of VR only and a state measure of fusion were introduced. Overall the results indicate that VR, not only facilitates the management of negative thoughts, but that it generalises to a reduction in both trait (Study 1) and state (Study 2) fusion levels. The findings are discussed in terms of the utility of VR in applied settings.
Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://www.youtube.com/oembed?url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKyxM4yu_Y0&format=xml): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden in /web/htdocs/www.usuhardware.com/home/wp-content/themes/ikonik/functions.php on line 546
Warning: simplexml_load_file(): I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://www.youtube.com/oembed?url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKyxM4yu_Y0&format=xml" in /web/htdocs/www.usuhardware.com/home/wp-content/themes/ikonik/functions.php on line 546