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dc.contributor.advisorTelch, Michael Joseph.en
dc.creatorSmits, Jasper Antoniusen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:37:58Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:37:58Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifierb60851429en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/2211en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The primary objective of the current study was to investigate whether adding videotape feedback procedures to exposure treatment would facilitate public speaking fear reduction. Participants meeting DSM-IV criteria for social phobia were randomized to receive non-pill placebo, exposure without videotape feedback, exposure with audience videotape feedback, or exposure with performance videotape feedback. Assessments were conducted at pretreatment, posttreatment, and 1-month follow-up. Having participants contrast actual audience responses to responses they imagined did not facilitate changes in participants’ predictions about the negative consequences of appearing anxious in front of others, nor did it result in greater anxiety reduction compared to exposure alone. On the other hand, having participants contrast their imagined performance to their actual performance accelerated the speed of improvement in public speaking anxiety. Further, this differential effect appeared to be cognitively mediated. Specifically, the speedier improvement in the performance videotape feedback condition was partially accounted for by changes in participants’ estimates of the likelihood of an anxious appearance when performing in front of others. Follow-up data revealed no differences among the exposure treatment conditions, suggesting that the enhanced efficacy associated with performance feedback was not durable. In general, the pattern of the findings underscored that social phobia is a severe form of anxiety pathology, that warrants a high dose of treatment. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshSpeech anxietyen
dc.subject.lcshVideo tapes in psychotherapyen
dc.titleFacilitating public speaking fear reduction by increasing the salience of disconfirmatory evidenceen
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen
dc.identifier.oclc69246893en
dc.identifier.proqst3145358en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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