Behavioral Research

Psychologists link spatial perception to claustrophobic fear

Daily News & Analysis: People who project their personal space too far beyond their bodies, or the norm of arm’s reach, are more likely to experience claustrophobic fear, according to psychologists. “We’ve found that people who are higher in claustrophobic fear have an exaggerated sense of the near space surrounding More

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The Science of Sleep: Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

As the popularity of pharmaceutical sleep aids increases, more insomniacs are turning to their doctors for prescriptions and quick-fix solutions. However, in a talk at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), APS Board Member Richard Bootzin, director of the Insomnia Clinic at the University of Arizona Sleep Disorders Center and More