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Striatal responsiveness to reward under threat‐of‐shock and working memory load : A preliminary study

Gaillard, Claudie ; Guillod, Matthias ; Ernst, Monique ; Torrisi, Salvatore ; Federspiel, Andrea ; Schoebi, Dominik ; Recabarren, Romina E. ; Ouyang, Xinyi ; Mueller-Pfeiffer, Christoph ; Horsch, Antje ; Homan, Philipp ; Wiest, Roland ; Hasler, Gregor ; Martin-Soelch, Chantal

In: Brain and Behavior, 2019, no. 9, p. 1-21

Introduction: Reward and stress are important determinants of motivated behaviors. Striatal regions play a crucial role in both motivation and hedonic processes. So far, little is known on how cognitive effort interacts with stress to modulate reward processes. This study examines how cognitive effort (load) interacts with an unpredictable acute stressor (threat-of-shock) to modulate motivational...

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Short-Term Effects of a Multidimensional Stress Prevention Program on Quality of Life, Well-Being and Psychological Resources : A Randomized Controlled Trial

Recabarren, Romina Evelyn ; Gaillard, Claudie ; Guillod, Matthias ; Martin-Soelch, Chantal

In: Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2019, vol. 10, no. 88, p. 1-15

It is well-documented that university students have an increased risk in developing psychological problems because they face multiple stressors. Cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness-based stress prevention programs were shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and perceived stress in university students. However, little is known of their effect on resource activation. Additionally, most...