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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology - №1 / 2022

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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Critical Analysis of the Use of Virtual Technologies in Clinical Psychology in Europe (Based on the Content of the Journal “Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking”) 125

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Meitner L.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer, International School of Management, University of Applied Sciences, Dortmundt, Germany
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8920-1890
e-mail: lothar.meitner@yahoo.com

Selivanov V.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of General Psychology, Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University (FSBEI VO MGPPU), Smolensk, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8386-591X
e-mail: vvsel@list.ru

Abstract
The work is aimed at examining the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies in clinical psychology in Europe. Analyzed more than 37 issues of the journal “Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking”, which has an impact factor of 2.3, articles in which reflect both cyber- and clinical-psychological orientation. The “keyword method” was used to analyze the text, which is understood as a search for typical terms that designate a criterion or replace it. Then the keyword “virtual reality” was associated primarily with the types of disorders in clinical psychology of the classification of group F (according to ICD-10). The topics “virtual reality” and “clinical psychology” are the most frequently discussed topics in the field of the problem area “cyberpsychology”. According to the study, the possible applications of virtual reality in the field of clinical psychology are essentially limited to three disorders: anxiety disorders, depression, and autism. According to publications of specialists in general psychology, the term “virtual reality” is not mentioned, which shows that this topic is of secondary importance.

Keywords: virtual reality, clinical psychology, anxiety disorders, depression, autism

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2021000001

Funding. The work was carried out within the framework of the state assignment of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (2020-2022) №730000Ф.99.1.БВ09АА00006, the project “Influence of high-level virtual reality technologies on mental development in adolescence”.

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