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    Université de Fribourg

    Reward-related behavioral and biological responses associated with eating : insights from anorexia nervosa and obesity research = Réponses bio-comportementales liées à la récompense: aperçus de la recherche en anorexie mentale et en obésité

    Pereira Picolo Ribeiro, Mayron ; Martin Soelch, Chantal (Dir.)

    Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

    Research on clinical populations with eating disturbances has shown the involvement of reward processing in the maintenance of disease- associated symptoms. Investigation on food as a reward indicates the metabolic or feeding state (i.e. fasted or fed state) as a modulator of food as a reward, but little is known about how these states influence other types of reward. This is important...

    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

    Psychological adjustment to lung transplantation

    Seiler, Annina Julia ; Martin Soelch, Chantal (Dir.)

    Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2015.

    Lung transplantation (LTx) is an effective treatment for end-stage lung failure. Despite great advances in transplant medicine over the last few decades, LTx does not result in complete recovery of health, as transplant recipients continue to be confronted by various health problems that must be psychologically processed and overcome. Many suffer from frequent emotional distress and psychological...