Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Accomplishments

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Several types of cognitive-behavioral therapy have been instrumental in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder.
PTSD Seeking Safety
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder using behavioral interventions can lead to clinically meaningful symptom improvement.
Chronic Pain
BSSR strategies are often incorporated into multidisciplinary approaches to manage chronic pain.
Depression CBT
Treating depression using various types of behavioral therapy can reduce symptoms long term and can be as effective as medication.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Behavioral approaches to preventing and treating diabetes can lead to improved self-management and quality of life.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
BSSR-informed programs targeting youth, couples, families, or other groups can help to prevent intimate partner violence.
BSSR-based therapies, such as exposure therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, have been successful in treating phobias.
Sleep School Hours
Adjustments to school hours and workplace standards are two BSSR-informed strategies for improving sleep.
Reducing Teen Pregnancy
Educational and outreach programs based on BSSR findings are important tools in reducing teen pregnancy rates.
Reducing Tobacco Use
Public policy interventions informed by BSSR, along with other BSSR-based therapies and interventions, have led to successful reductions in tobacco use.