Université de Fribourg

Reward processing under influence : Effects of stress and cognitive load on reward processing, and their clinical implications for the vulnerability to major depression

Gaillard, Claudie ; Martin Soelch, Chantal (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2019.

Humans have a propensity to pursue rewards and to avoid punishments. The motivation to seek rewards and the ability to experience and to learn from positive consequences are fundamental functions in the reward processing. They promote survival and well-being. However, these functions can be challenged or impaired by stressful events or contexts. To clarify the determinant factors that might...

Université de Fribourg

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...