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Defining Dysfunction: Clinical Psychology’s New Frontier

Speakers at a symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention discussed the benefits and challenges of a new framework developed to study psychopathology by examining cognitive and biological features rather than relying solely on observable symptoms. ... More>

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The ADHD Explosion

During his Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award Address at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Stephen P. Hinshaw of the University of California, Berkeley examined the multitude of factors that lead to the development, pathology, and stigma surrounding ADHD. ... More>

Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked

The idea that violent criminals often suffer from a mental illness that compels them to act destructively is a popular one, but research suggests this notion is unfounded. ... More>

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A Seal of Approval for Clinical Treatments

In an age when all branches of health care face increasing scrutiny from regulatory bodies, APS Fellow Dean McKay, Evan M. Forman, Brett Thombs, and David F. Tolin emphasize the need to back mental-health interventions with hard, empirical evidence. The crucial first step, they agree, will be revising guidelines for determining whether a treatment qualifies as empirically sound. ... More>

New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the behavioral economics of social anxiety, contributors to symptom severity in PTSD, and biased emotional attention to threat. ... More>