The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) is a frequently used stressor in experimental and translational psychobiological research. Using the TSST, stable reactions can be induced in most participants increasing subjective stress, HPA axis activity, release of adrenalin and noradrenalin and activation of the cardiovascular system. There are a number of adaptions of the TSST in VR , most of them not freely available.
The Open TSST-VR is an open access version meant to close this gap, enabling adaptions and collaborative studies.
Currently, the Open TSST-VR is being evaluated. If you are interested in using the Open TSST-VR or in a cooperation in the evaluation process, please contact us: Gregor Domes (domesuni-trierde).
The following screencast of a talk in the GI VR/AR Workshop 2020 (Trier) offers a preview of the Open TSST-VR. Apart from a description and short screening footage, it also offers information about the development and scientific background of the Open TSST-VR.