• Intolerance of uncertainty predisposes to avoidance habit acquisition 

      Flores, Amanda; Cobos-Cano, Pedro Luis; López-Gutiérrez, Francisco José; Vervliet, Bram (2016-09-20)
      Many mental disorders are characterised by the presence of compulsions and incontrollable habits. Most studies on habit learning, both in animals and in humans, are based on positive reinforcement paradigms. However, the ...
    • Partial extinction and reinstatement 

      Quintero, María José; Molina, Patricia; Flores, Amanda; López, Francisco José; Morís, Joaquín (2018-09-25)
      Fear extinction is not permanent but more vulnerable than the original fear memory, as relapse phenomena have traditionally shown. Partial extinction has been proposed as a strategy that may serve to mitigate relapses. ...
    • Partial extinction did not diminish spontaneous recovery after 24-hour retention interval 

      Quintero, María José; Gutiérrez, María Teresa; Flores, Amanda; Morís, Joaquín; López-Gutiérrez, Francisco José (2017-09-21)
      Fear extinction is not permanent but it may suffer from different forms of relapse. One strategy potentially useful to diminish relapse is the partial extinction treatment, according to which, extinction may be potentiated ...
    • The role of aversiveness in the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and inflexible avoidance 

      Flores, Amanda; López, Francisco José; Vervliet, Bram; Cobos-Cano, Pedro Luis (2018-09-25)
      The study of avoidance behaviour is considered relevant to improve our understanding of anxiety disorders, which are commonly characterized by the presence of undue avoidance behaviours. Flores et al. (2018) found evidence ...
    • Studying habit acquisition with an avoidance learning task 

      Flores, Amanda; Cobos-Cano, Pedro Luis; López-Gutiérrez, Francisco José; Andrades, Ainhoa; Vervliet, Bram (2015-09-15)
      The study of habit acquisition and expression is considered relevant to improve our understanding of mental disorders characterised by the presence of compulsive or incontrollable behaviours. Most studies on habit learning, ...