Anxiety

APS Fellow Stefan G. Hofmann, a professor of psychology at Boston University (BU), has received the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Award for his study of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), anxiety disorders, and depression. The award, established by the German government to foster international cooperation in academia, recognizes scientists whose cutting-edge More

In the dot-probe task, participants viewed a pair of emotionally evocative images or words presented simultaneously. The stimuli were then immediately removed, and a probe replaced one of the images on the screen. Participants were instructed to hit the computer key that corresponded to the probe as quickly as possible. More

Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.” How are your coping strategies working for you these days? Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, these large-scale worries are undermining More