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
One of the themes of my work this year has been to encourage psychological scientists to actively engage in improving the public understanding of our science. On one end of the spectrum is the APS Wikipedia Initiative, which we’ve launched in order to improve the quality of information about psychological More
University of Washington APS Fellow Marsha Linehan is a Professor of Psychology and adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is also Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their efficacy for severely More
What motivates some to constantly seek out the next best thing, the greener grass, while others of us are content to stick with what’s known and safe? Our ancient ancestors had to forage in the savanna for food and water, but there was no telling where they would find these More
One of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) leading initiatives is the Roadmap for Medical Research, which is designed to promote trans-NIH research. In an era of tightening budgets, the Roadmap is one of the more conspicuous areas of growth. In fiscal year 2006, the budget for Roadmap was 1.2 More
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
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