Octavia Madeira

Octavia Madeira
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT · Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Master of Science

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Additional affiliations
November 2015 - March 2022
University of Wuerzburg
Position
  • Ph.D. Researcher
Education
October 2009 - March 2015
University of Wuerzburg
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (3)
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Anxiety research is one of the major psychological research domains and looks back on decades of research activity. Traditionally, novel theories and approaches are tested utilizing animal models. One way to study inherent anxiety in rodents is the elevated plus-maze (EPM). The EPM is a plus-shaped platform with two closed, i.e., walled, arms and t...
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The Elevated Plus-Maze (EPM) is a well-established apparatus to measure anxiety in rodents, i.e., animals exhibiting an increased relative time spent in the closed vs. the open arms are considered anxious. To examine whether such anxiety-modulated behaviors are conserved in humans, we re-translated this paradigm to a human setting using virtual rea...
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Acrophobia is characterized by intense fear in height situations. Virtual reality (VR) can be used to trigger such phobic fear, and VR exposure therapy (VRET) has proven effective for treatment of phobias, although it remains important to further elucidate factors that modulate and mediate the fear responses triggered in VR. The present study asses...

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Project
The project conducts a technology monitoring in association with radicalization and extremist structures. Project duration: 11/2019 – 10/2024 Funded by the Federal Agency for Education and Research and the Ministry of Interior Affairs Project partners: Federal Criminal Police Office Germany, University of Hamburg, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), LMU Munich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Institute for Technology Asssessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Center for Criminology, Berghof Foundation https://motra.info