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Fragmented Sleep, Fragmented Mind: A New Theory of Sleep Disruption and Dissociation

Scientific research has shed new light on dissociative symptoms and dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. This condition seems to arise most often when a vulnerable person meets a therapist with a suggestive line of questioning or encounters sensationalized media portrayals of dissociation. Research shows that people with rich fantasy lives may be especially susceptible to such influences.   A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests a mundane but surprising reason why some people might be vulnerable to dissociation: sleep problems. ... More>

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Reflections on Rogers

Carl Rogers’s research changed counseling forever. David Baker explores the impact of this influential scientist on clinical psychology. ... More>

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD Boston University School of Medicine, USA What does your research focus on? My research focuses on the implementation of evidence […]... More>


Twitter Q&A on Rebooting Psychotherapy

The January 2011 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science called for drastic changes to the approach for treating mental illness in the United States. Comments to this article were published in the September issue of Perspectives. APS asked our Twitter and Facebook followers to Tweet Alan Kazdin questions about his research using the hashtag #AskKazdin.... More>

A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills