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Ebola Scare Could Heighten Fears About Other Illnesses, Research Suggests

Psychological scientists have found that our fear of contracting illnesses, no matter how remote the chances, can actually lead to behavioral changes. ... More>


Separating legitimate Ebola concerns from unnecessary fear


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring fear extinction in anxiety disorders, implicit measures of drug-related craving and nicotine dependence, attachment security between older spouses, and a two-hit model of autism. ... More>


Typical Items Facilitate Fear Learning, Atypical Items Don’t

According to a recent study, people generalize learned fear from typical items in a category to atypical members of the category, but not vice versa. ... More>


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring personality and fear learning, polygenic risk for externalizing disorders, and narrative exposure therapy as a treatment for aggression. ... More>