Mechanisms of contextual control: The role of cue-outcome associations in renewal

The renewal effect is the recovery of an extinguished response that occurs when the target stimulus is presented outside of the extinction context. Renewal is relevant because it offers an explanation for relapse, which is frequent after exposure-based treatments. The renewal effect thus shows that...

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1. Verfasser: Bustamante, Javier
Beteiligte: Lachnit, Harald (Prof. Dr.) (BetreuerIn (Doktorarbeit))
Format: Dissertation
Veröffentlicht: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2015
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9. Additional Information Languages: German (advanced), English (advanced), Spanish (native speaker).

10. Address: Carl-Strehl-Straße 1, 35039 Marburg, Germany.

11. Javier Bustamante, and is part of his doctoral project. We also thank Kathrin Bahlinger, Joanna Buryn-Weizel, Dominik Deffner, Barnd Hengstebeck, Lukas Herbst, Jascha Kristek, Anne-Marie Leonhardt, Simon Samstag, and Francisco Wilhelm for their help with data collection.

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13. August – December 2009: Assistant Professor at the course " Cognitive-behavioral Psychology " , Alberto Hurtado University.

14. March 2005 – December 2010: Assistant Professor at the course " Learning Psychology " , University of Chile.

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17. Curriculum Vitae Personal Information Name: Javier Bustamante Alvarez Date and Place of Birth: 20.03.1986, Santiago de Chile. Nationality: Chilean.

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19. E-Mail: Academic Background Since October 2011: PhD-Student, Faculty of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg.

20. E-Mail: Office Faculty of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg Gutenbergstraße 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany Phone: (+49)06421-2823782

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22. April – July 2014: Lecturer at the course " Wahrnehmungspsychologie " (Psychology of Perception), Philipps-Universität Marburg.

23. Thesis: " Mechanisms of contextual control: The role of cue-outcome associations in renewal " .

24. Others November 2008: Member of the organizing Committee of the 1st Congress of Ethology and 3rd Meeting of Comparative Psychology, Santiago de Chile.

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26. June 2010: Professional habilitation (Título profesional), Psychology, University of Chile. March 2004 – December 2008: Degree (Licenciatura) in Psychology, University of Chile.

27. Awards April 2011 – April 2015: Reciprocal Scholarship of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst -German Academic Exchange Service) for doctoral studies in Germany. March 2004 – December 2008: Beca " Bicentenario " ( " Bicentennial " Scholarship), scholarship of the Chilean Government for talented students of low economic extraction. Indexed Publications

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32. The research reported in this article was supported by a doctoral scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst-DAAD) granted to

33. February – July 2009: Internship in Personnel selection and Recruitment, Telefónica Chile S.A.

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40. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Javier Bustamante, Faculty of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Gutenbergstraße 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany (email:;