The effect of Flash 2.0 on emotionality, vividness, and pleasantness in comparison to EMDR

Description

The aim of this study is to research the effect of Flash 2.0 on emotionality, vividness, and pleasantness in comparison to EMDR. Different than the EMDR procedure, Flash 2.0 instructs the participants to recall a positive memory, while the aversive memory is subliminally exposed through blinking. The following hypotheses have been formulated: 1) EMDR is more effective in reducing emotionality and vividness than Flash 2.0, 2) The procedure of Flash 2.0 is experienced as more pleasant than the procedure of EMDR, 3) The positive memory is scored less pleasant after the use of Flash 2.0. The efficacy of Flash 2.0 was compared with an abbreviated EMDR protocol on a non-clinical sample. The participants (N = 60) were randomized in two conditions: Flash 2.0 (N = 28) and EMDR (N = 32). Emotionality and vividness of the aversive memory were rated pre-test, post-test, and a week after the session. Pleasantness of the positive memory in the Flash 2.0 condition and pleasantness of procedure were also rated. The following results were found: (1 There is no significant difference in effect in reducing emotionality and vividness of an aversive memory in a non-clinical sample between EMDR and Flash 2.0, (2 The procedure of Flash 2.0 was experienced as significantly more pleasant than the procedure of EMDR, (3 The positive memory was not scored less pleasant after the use of Flash 2.0.

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Dissertation/Thesis

Language

English

Author(s)

A. J. Scammahorn

Original Work Citation

Scammahorn, A. J. (2021). The effect of Flash 2.0 on emotionality, vividness, and pleasantness in comparison to EMDR. (Master thesis, University of Utrecht).

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“The effect of Flash 2.0 on emotionality, vividness, and pleasantness in comparison to EMDR,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 2, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/27025.

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