Print Email Facebook Twitter Controlling a stream of paranoia evoking events in a virtual reality environment Title Controlling a stream of paranoia evoking events in a virtual reality environment Author Isnanda, R.G. Brinkman, W.P. Veling, W. van der Gaag, M. Neerincx, M.A. Publication year 2014 Abstract Although virtual reality exposure has been reported as a method to induce paranoid thought, little is known about mechanisms to control specific virtual stressors. This paper reports on a study that examines the effect of controlling the stream of potential paranoia evoking events in a virtual restaurant world. A 2-by-2 experiment with a non-clinical group (n = 24) was conducted with as two within-subject factors: (1) the cycle time (short/long) for when the computer considers activation of a paranoia evoking event and (2) the probability that a paranoia-evoking event (low/high) would be triggered at the completion of a cycle. The results showed a significant main effect for the probability factor and two-way interaction effect with the cycle time factor on the number of paranoid comments participants made and their self-reported anxiety. Subject Human PerformancesPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0942082c-bf16-4e20-b820-54cb502f7bd9 TNO identifier 574958 Source Studies in Health Technology and Informatics vol 99, 55-60 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.