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TABLE OF CONTENTS    

Preface      
  
                                                                                                                           
Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva
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Section I. Critical Reviews

Guided Internet Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. As Effective as Face-To-Face
Therapies?
                                                                                                                    3
Gerhard Andersson

Inter-Reality in the Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Stress
Disorders: The INTERSTRESS Project     
                                                                    8
Pietro Cipresso, Andrea Gaggioli, Silvia Serino, Simona Raspelli,
Cinzia Vigna, Federica Pallavicini and Giuseppe Riva

Modeling the Social Networking Experience Objectifying the Subjective                     12
Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva

The Use of Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Eating Disorders                                   17
Marta Ferrer-García and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado

Lessons Learned from the Development of Technological Support for PTSD
Prevention: A Review     
                                                                                               22
Vanessa Vakili, Willem-Paul Brinkman and Mark A. Neerincx

Virtual Worlds and Avatars as the New Frontier of Telehealth Care                             27
J. Morie, E. Haynes, E. Chance and D. Purohit

Adapting Computerized Treatments into Traditional Psychotherapy
for Depression     
                                                                                                          32
James Overholser

What Is Positive Technology and Its Impact on CyberPsychology                               37
Giuseppe Riva

Human Computer Confluence Applied in Healthcare and Rehabilitation                     42
Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, Andrea Gaggioli, Alois Ferscha
and Stephen Dunne

A Brief Review of Positive Technology in Europe and the USA
                                  46
Brenda Wiederhold


Section II. Evaluations Studies

Promotion of Emotional Wellbeing in Oncology Inpatients Using VR
                         53
Macarena Espinoza, Rosa M. Baños, Azucena García-Palacios,
José M. Cervera, Gaspar Esquerdo, Enrique Barrajón
and Cristina Botella

Mobilizing Bystanders of Cyberbullying: An Exploratory Study into Behavioural
Determinants of Defending the Victim
                                                                        58
Ann Desmet, Sara Bastiaensens, Katrien Van Cleemput, Karolien Poels,
Heidi Vandebosch and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

Influence of Parental Attitudes Towards Internet Use on the Employment
of Online Safety Measures at Home
                                                                           64
Georgios Floros, Konstantinos Siomos, Evaggelia Dafouli,
Virginia Fisoun and Dimitrios Geroukalis

Outcomes from a Pilot Study Using Computer-Based Rehabilitative Tools
in a Military Population
                                                                                                71
Katherine W. Sullivan, Julia E. Quinn, Michael Pramuka,
Laura A. Sharkey and Louis M. French

Nicotine Craving: ERPs Correlates After VR Exposure to Smoking Cues                   78
Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, André Baptista, Diogo Morais,
Paulo Lopes, Tomaz Saraiva, Pedro Rosa, Nuno Santos, Fábio Soares,
Catarina Sottomayor and Filipa Barata

Reliability and Validity of TIPS Wireless ECG Prototypes
                                           83
Alejandro Rodríguez, Jaime Guixeres, Beatriz Rey and Mariano Alcañiz

Associations Between Facial Emotion Recognition, Cognition and Alexithymia
in Patients with Schizophrenia: Comparison of Photographic and Virtual Reality
Presentations     
                                                                                                           88
J. Gutiérrez-Maldonado, M. Rus-Calafell, S. Márquez-Rejón
and J. Ribas-Sabaté

Postural Control of Elderly: Moving to Predictable and Unpredictable Targets
           93
Vera Jongman, Claudine J.C. Lamoth, Helco van Keeken
and Simone R. Caljouw

Assessment of Executive Functions in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder by NeuroVR     
                                                                                              98
Filippo La Paglia, Caterina La Cascia, Rosalinda Rizzo, Giuseppe Riva
and Daniele La Barbera

Exergaming for Elderly: Effects of Different Types of Game Feedback on
Performance of a Balance Task
                                                                                  103
Claudine J.C. Lamoth, Rolinde Alingh and Simone R. Caljouw

Balance Recovery Through Virtual Stepping Exercises Using Kinect Skeleton
Tracking: A Follow-Up Study with Chronic Stroke Patients
                                        108
Roberto Lloréns, Mariano Alcañiz, Carolina Colomer
and María Dolores Navarro

Effectiveness Evaluation for Short-Term Group Pre-Deployment VR
Computer-Assisted Stress Inoculation Training Provided to Polish ISAF Soldiers
    113
Stanislaw Ilnicki, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Justyna Maciolek,
Ludmila Kosinska, Sylwia Szymanska, Maciej Zbyszewski,
Anna Siatkowska, Ewelina Opalko-Piotrkiewicz, Piotr Ilnicki,
Monika Filarowska, Anna Glibowska, Dorota Borzetka,
Katarzyna Pleskacz and Piotr Murawski

Using Virtual Week to Assess Prospective Memory in Younger and Older Adults
    118
Giovanna Mioni, Franca Stablum and Peter G. Rendell

Smiling Is Fun: A Coping with Stress and Emotion Regulation Program                   123
Cristina Botella, Adriana Mira, Azucena Garcia-Palacios, Soledad Quero,
Ma. Vicenta Navarro, Antonio Riera López Del Amo, Guadalupe Molinari,
Diana Castilla, Inés Moragrega, Carla Soler, Mariano Alcañiz
and Rosa Maria Baños

The Effectiveness of VR Exposure Therapy for PTSD in Returning Warfighters
      128
Sarah D. Miyahira, Raymond A. Folen, Hunter G. Hoffman,
Azucena Garcia-Palacios, James L. Spira and Michelle Kawasaki

Bottom-Up and Top-Down Influences of Beliefs on Emotional Responses:
Fear of Heights in a Virtual Environment
                                                                   133
Andreas Mühlberger, Roland Neumann, Ljubica Lozo, Mathias Müller
and Marc Hettinger

Implicit Theory Manipulations Affecting Efficacy of a Smartphone Application
Aiding Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients
                                                       138
Peter Nolan, Sherria Hoskins, Julia Johnson, Vaughan Powell,
K. Ray Chaudhuri and Roger Eglin

Mindfulness Training Online for Stress Reduction, a Global Measure     
                   143
Miguel Quintana and Oswaldo Rivera

Psychophysiologic Identification of Subthreshold PTSD in Combat Veterans            149
Michael J. Roy, Michelle Costanzo and Suzanne Leaman

On the Comparison of VR-Responses, as Performance Measures in Prospective
Memory, with Auditory P300 Responses in MCI Detection     
                                    156
Ioannis Tarnanas, Nikos Laskaris and Magda Tsolaki


Section III. Original Research

Tackling Sensitive Issues Using a Game-Based Environment: Serious Game
for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
                                                                165
Katherine Brown, Sylvester Arnab, Julie Bayley, Katie Newby, Puja Joshi,
Becky Judd, Alison Baxter and Samatha Clarke

Changing Heartbeat Perception to Induce Anxiety in Virtual Environments                 172
Luca Chittaro

Quality of Experience in Real and Virtual Environments: Some Suggestions
for the Development of Positive Technologies
                                                             177
Andrea Gaggioli

A System for Automatic Detection of Momentary Stress in Naturalistic
Settings
                                                                                                                        182
Andrea Gaggioli, Giovanni Pioggia, Gennaro Tartarisco,
Giovanni Baldus, Marcello Ferro, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino,
Andrei Popleteev, Silvia Gabrielli, Rosa Maimone and Giuseppe Riva

Immersive Virtual Environment for Visuo-Vestibular Therapy: Preliminary
Results
                                                                                                                        187
J.D. Gascuel, H. Payno, S. Schmerber and O. Martin

Automatic Mechanisms for Measuring Subjective Unit of Discomfort                         192
Dwi Hartanto, Ni Kang, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Isabel L. Kampmann,
Nexhmedin Morina, Paul G.M. Emmelkamp and Mark A. Neerincx

Pulse Oximeter Based Mobile Biotelemetry Application                                             197
Ali Hakan Isik and "nan Güler

Socially Anxious People Reveal More Personal Information with Virtual
Counselors That Talk About Themselves Using Intimate Human Back Stories
        202
Sin-Hwa Kang and Jonathan Gratch

Use of Internet in an Italian Clinical Sample         
                                                      207
Caterina La Cascia, Filippo La Paglia, Antonio Francomano
and Daniele La Barbera

Online Social Networking and the Experience of Cyber-Bullying
                              212
Bridianne O’Dea and Andrew Campbell

Designing Virtual Audiences for Fear of Public Speaking Training –
An Observation Study on Realistic Nonverbal Behavior
                                           218
Sandra Poeschl and Nicola Doering

Using Portable EEG Devices to Evaluate Emotional Regulation Strategies
During Virtual Reality Exposure     
                                                                            223
Beatriz Rey, Alejandro Rodríguez and Mariano Alcañiz

Electro-Physiological Data Fusion for Stress Detection     
                                       228
Alejandro Riera, Aureli Soria-Frisch, Anton Albajes-Eizagirre,
Pietro Cipresso, Carles Grau, Stephen Dunne and Giulio Ruffini

Involving Elderly Users in Design: Techniques to Collect Preferences
for Interactive Digital Television
                                                                                233
Anna Spagnolli, Luciano Gamberini, Francisco Ibanez,
Maria Elena Fabregat, Tijana Debelic and Valeria Orso

Auditory-Visual Integration of Emotional Signals in a Virtual Environment
for Cynophobia
                                                                                                         238
Marine Taffou, Emmanuelle Chapoulie, Adrien David,
Rachid Guerchouche, George Drettakis and Isabelle Viaud-Delmon

User Validation of an Empathic Virtual Buddy Against Cyberbullying
                      243
Janneke M. van der Zwaan, Elke Geraerts, Virginia Dignum
and Catholijn M. Jonker

Virtual Representations of the Self: Engaging Teenagers in Emotional
Regulation Strategies Learning
                                                                                248
Maja Wrzesien, Beatriz Rey, Mariano Alcañiz, Rosa Baños,
Mario Gómez Martínez, David Pérez-López, Alejandro Rodríguez Ortega,
Paloma Rasal, Elena Parra Vargas and Jaime Guixeres Provinciale

Analysis of Online Social Networking Peer Health Educators                                  253
Sean D. Young


Section IV. Clinical Observations

The Use of VR Distraction to Decrease Pain After Laparoscopic Bariatric
Surgery: A Case Study
                                                                                            263
Kattia Cabas Hoyus, Georgina Cardenas-López,
Jose Gutierrez Maldonado, Ma. Fernanda Ruiz-Esquivel
and Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos

PHIT for Duty, a Mobile Approach for Psychological Health Intervention
                268
Paul N. Kizakevich, Robert Hubal, Janice Brown, Jennifer Lyden,
James Spira, Randall Eckhoff, Yuying Zhang, Stephanie Bryant
and Gilberto Munoz

An Online Emotional Regulation System to Deliver Homework Assignments
for Treating Adjustment Disorders         
                                                                   273
Soledad Quero, Mar Molés, M. Angeles Pérez-Ara, Cristina Botella
and Rosa M. Baños

Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Body Image Disturbances After Bariatric
Surgery: A Clinical Case             
                                                                             278
Giuseppe Riva, Georgina Cárdenas-López, Ximena Duran,
Gonzalo M. Torres-Villalobos and Andrea Gaggioli

Improving Social Behaviour in Schizophrenia Patients Using an Integrated
Virtual Reality Programme: A Case Study     
                                                           283
M. Rus-Calafell, J. Gutiérrez-Maldonado and J. Ribas-Sabaté

Real-Time Monitoring of Behavioural Parameters Related to Psychological
Stress                 
                                                                                                       287
Dimitris Giakoumis, Anastasios Drosou, Pietro Cipresso,
Dimitrios Tzovaras, George Hassapis, Andrea Gaggioli
and Giuseppe Riva

Virtual Reality for Smoking Cessation: A Case Report
                                            292
Irene Pericot-Valverde, Olaya García-Rodríguez, Marta Ferrer-García,
Roberto Secades-Villa and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado

Therapeutic Effectiveness of a Virtual Reality Game in Self-Awareness After
Acquired Brain Injury
                                                                                                297
Roberto Lloréns, María Dolores Navarro, Mariano Alcañiz
and Enrique Noé


Section V. Work in Progress

Use of a Virtual Integrated Environment in Prosthetic Limb Development and
Phantom Limb Pain
                                                                                                  305
Aimee L. Alphonso, Brett T. Monson, Michael J. Zeher, Robert S. Armiger,
Sharon R. Weeks, J.M. Burck, C. Moran, R. Davoodie, G. Loeb,
Paul F. Pasquina and Jack W. Tsao

EARTH of Wellbeing: A Place to Live Positive Emotions                                         310
Rosa Baños, Cristina Botella, Ernestina Etchemendy and Luis Farfallini

FRIEND: A Brain-Monitoring Agent for Adaptive and Assistive Systems                 314
Alexis Morris and Mihaela Ulieru

A Motor Imagery Based Brain-Computer Interface for Stroke Rehabilitation
          319
R. Ortner, D.-C. Irimia, J. Scharinger and C. Guger

A Robotic & Virtual Reality Orthopedic Rehabilitation System for the Forearm
      324
Miguel A. Padilla-Castaneda, Edoardo Sotgiu, Antonio Frisoli
and Massimo Bergamasco

Psychosocial Implications of Avatar Use in Supporting Therapy for Depression    329
Claudia Pagliari, Christopher Burton, Brian McKinstry,
Aurora Szentatotai, Daniel David, Antoni Serrano Blanco, Luis Ferrini,
Susanna Albertini, Joan Carlos Castro, Soraya Estevez and Maria Wolters

GameTeen: New Tools for Evaluating and Training Emotional Regulation
Strategies             
                                                                                                    334
Alejandro Rodríguez, Beatriz Rey, Mariano Alcañiz, Rosa Baños,
Jaime Guixeres, Maja Wrzesien, Mario Gómez, David Pérez,
Paloma Rasal and Elena Parra

Innovative ICT Solutions to Improve Treatment Outcomes for Depression:
The ICT4Depression Project
                                                                                   339
Lisanne Warmerdam, Heleen Riper, Michel Klein, Pepijn van den Ven,
Artur Rocha, Mario Ricardo Henriques, Eric Tousset, Hugo Silva,
Gerhard Andersson and Pim Cuijpers

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Giuseppe Riva,
Jul 4, 2013, 2:21 AM
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