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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>


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‘The First State’ Achieves a First for Science-Based Clinical Training

Delaware, the first state in the Union, is now the premier state to legally recognize a science-focused accreditation system for clinical psychology training. Illinois has followed suit. ... More>


Can Our Beliefs About Exercise Make Us Fat?

Everyone is an expert when it comes to weight and weight control, and I’m no exception. I am what’s known as an “exercise theorist.” That is, I ascribe to the […]... More>


When Patients Do Nothing: Illness and Inertia

One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways. It’s not that people with cardiac risk don’t know […]... More>


Crash! Collisions in the Mind’s Eye

My son was involved in a serious motorcycle accident some months ago. He was driving on a major avenue in Washington, DC, going the posted speed, when a taxi pulled […]... More>