Volume 11 - Summer 2013


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface v

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva



Editorial


The Quest for Active and Healthy Ageing: What Cyberpsychology Can Offer 3

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva



White Paper


Positive Technology as a Driver for Health Engagement 9

Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, Brenda K. Wiederhold, A. Claudio Bosio and Giuseppe Riva



Critical Reviews


VR Cue-Exposure Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa 21

José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Marta Ferrer-García and Giuseppe Riva

Sitting/Setting on a Fence: The Use of (Video)Recording in Producing Data to Study Edge Environments 26

Carlo Galimberti and Eleonora Brivio



Evaluation Studies


The German VR Simulation Realism Scale – Psychometric Construction for Virtual Reality Applications with Virtual Humans 33

Sandra Poeschl and Nicola Doering


Virtual Multiple Errands Test: Reliability, Usability and Possible Applications 38

Elisa Pedroli, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Federica Pallavicini, Giovanni Albani and Giuseppe Riva


Validation of a Low-Cost EEG Device for Mood Induction Studies 43

Alejandro Rodríguez, Beatriz Rey and Mariano Alcañiz


Virtual Reality as a Method for Evaluation and Therapy After Traumatic Hand Surgery 48

Adriana Sarah Nica, Consuela Monica Brailescu and Rodica Gabriela Scarlet


Methodology Case Study of the Application of Haptics to Combat Medic Training Programs 53

Kenneth Gao, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Lingjun Kong and Mark D. Wiederhold


Clinical Experiment to Assess Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Teen Smoking Cessation Program 58

Kenneth Gao, Mark D. Wiederhold, Lingjun Kong and Brenda K. Wiederhold



Original Research


Psychophysiological Correlates of Flow During Daily Activities 65

Andrea Gaggioli, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino and Giuseppe Riva


Designing a Serious Game for In-Field Interventions to Promote Nightlife Well-Being 70

Luciano Gamberini, Luca Zamboni, Alessandro Privitera, Gianni De Giuli, Chiara Villa and Anna Spagnolli


The Impact of Different Perceptual Cues on Fear and Presence in Virtual Reality 75

Henrik M. Peperkorn and Andreas Mühlberger


The Development of a Haptic Virtual Reality Environment to Study Body Image and Affect 80

Line Tremblay, Stephane Bouchard, Brahim Chebbi, Lai Wei, Johana Monthuy-Blanc and Dominic Boulanger


Cyberbullying in Cyprus – Associated Parenting Style and Psychopathology 85

Georgios Floros, Anna Paradeisioti, Michalis Hadjimarcou, Demetrios G. Mappouras, Olga Kalakouta, Penelope Avagianou and Konstantinos Siomos


The Impact of Internet and PC Addiction in School Performance of Cypriot Adolescents 90

Konstantinos Siomos, Anna Paradeisioti, Michalis Hadjimarcou, Demetrios G. Mappouras, Olga Kalakouta, Penelope Avagianou and Georgios Floros


Priming to Induce Paranoid Thought in a Non Clinical Population 95

Reza Giga Isnanda, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Wim Veling, Mark van der Gaag and Mark Neerincx


Drugs Don’t Work in Patients Who Don’t Take Them: Dr. Drin, the New ICT Paradigm for Chronic Therapies 100

Raffaello Brondi, Filippo Bannò, Sara Bendinelli, Christian Castelli, Antonio Mancina, Mauro Marinoni, Daniele Sartiano, Francesca Sernissi and Paolo Bongioanni


Cue-Elicited Anxiety and Craving for Food Using Virtual Reality Scenarios 105

Marta Ferrer-García, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado and Joana Pla


Assessment of Frontal Brain Functions in Alcoholics Following a Health Mobile Cognitive Stimulation Approach 110

Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Paulo Lopes, Diogo Morais, Rodrigo Brito, Tomaz Saraiva, Marta Bastos, Sara Cristóvão, Cristiana Caçôete and Felipe Picareli


Heart Rate Response to Fear Conditioning and Virtual Reality in Subthreshold PTSD 115

Michael J. Roy, Michelle E. Costanzo, Tanja Jovanovic, Suzanne Leaman, Patricia Taylor, Seth D. Norrholm and Albert A. Rizzo


What Do Audiences Do When They Sit and Listen? 120

Ana-Despina Tudor, Sandra Poeschl and Nicola Doering


The Effect of Military Motion-Assisted Memory Desensitization and Reprocessing Treatment on the Symptoms of Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: First Preliminary Results 125

Eric Vermetten, Lydia Meijer, Peter van der Wurff and Agali Mert



Clinical Observations


Evaluating Virtual Reality Mood Induction Procedures with Portable EEG Devices 131

Alejandro Rodríguez, Beatriz Rey and Mariano Alcañiz


Measuring Presence During the Navigation in a Virtual Environment Using EEG 136

Miriam Clemente, Alejandro Rodríguez, Beatriz Rey and Mariano Alcañiz

Neurocognition, Presence and Acceptance of a VR Programme for Psychotic Patients: A Correlational Study 141

Mar Rus-Calafell, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado and Joan Ribas-Sabaté


Work in Progress


Contactless Bio-Behavioral Technologies for Virtual Reality 149

Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Andrea Gaggioli, Giovanni Albani and Giuseppe Riva


Evaluation of a Personal Mobile Coaching Service for Health Tracking 154

Fabiana Gatti, Eleonora Brivio and Carlo Galimberti


Cognitive Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia Through NeuroVR Training 158

Filippo La Paglia, Caterina La Cascia, Rosalinda Rizzo, Lucia Sideli, Antonio Francomano and Daniele La Barbera


Peak Provoked Craving After Smoking Cessation 163

Irene Pericot-Valverde, Olaya García-Rodríguez, Mar Rus-Calafell, Sergio Fernández-Artamendi, Marta Ferrer-García and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado


Designing Virtual Environments to Measure Behavioral Correlates of State-Level Body Satisfaction 168

Clare K. Purvis, Megan Jones, Jakki Bailey, Jeremy Bailenson and C. Barr Taylor


The COST Action on Cyberbullying: Developing an International Network 173

Peter K. Smith and Georges Steffgen


Estimation of Usefulness of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders – Preliminary Report 178

D. Wojtłowska-Wiechetek, R. Tworus, M. Dziuk, A. Petrovic, S. Szymańska, M. Zbyszewski, S. Ilnicki and P. Krzesińsk