Volume 11 - Summer 2013


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Preface      v

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


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