New paper in Behav Res Ther

Social safety learning: Shared safety abolishes the recovery of learned threat by Yafeng Pan, Andreas Olsson, and Armita Golkar has been accepted in Behaviour Research and Therapy.

This study shows that social safety learning is optimized by a combination of direct conditioned stimulus exposure and vicariously transmitted safety signals. Our work might help identify psychological and social strategies that can be used to counteract maladaptive fears in humans.