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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (3) : 431-438     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00431
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A Retrieval-Extinction Paradigm to Treat Conditioned Fear Memory
ZENG Xiangxing;XIANG Yanhui;DU Juan;ZHENG Xifu
(School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China)
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Abstract  

Based on the reconsolidation theory of memory, the retrieval-extinction paradigm employ the extinction training within the reconsolidation window to rewrite fear memory of subjects and reduce their fear response by decreasing the valence of fear stimulus. The Ret+Ext paradigm is an innovation and development of traditional exposure therapies and drug treatment. It provides a new non-invasive model for trauma treatments and a new theoretical perspective for the rewriting human memory and the exploring human well-beings on the Positive Psychology.

Keywords conditioned fear memory      reconsolidation      retrieval-extinction     
Corresponding Authors: ZHENG Xifu   
Issue Date: 15 March 2014
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ZENG Xiangxing,XIANG Yanhui,DU Juan, et al. A Retrieval-Extinction Paradigm to Treat Conditioned Fear Memory[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(3): 431-438.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00431     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2014/V22/I3/431
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