Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory

Department of Psychology                  Director: Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D
Boston University


PERL has recently been in the news:

    • WBUR features Dr. Hofmann on Understanding how Anxiety Might be Different for Men.

    • A Newsweek article on our scientific understanding of anxiety and how treatment strategies must catch up.

    • Dr. Eric Morris features Dr. Hofmann and Dr. Hayes' views on Process Based CBT in his blog.

    • An interview with the ACT Argentina Blog about Dr. Hofmann's background and current research.

    • The Moth Podcast features Dr. Hofmann on "Talking to Strangers."

    • Dr. Hofmann is featured in The Stress-less Life Podcast episode on happiness.

    • The Stress-less Life Podcast features Dr. Hofmann in the episode on social anxiety.

    • An article in the Washington Post on the increase in sales of books on stress and anxiety.

    • A Beehive article on talking with a friend about depression.

    • A Daily Mail article on talking to strangers.

    • Dr. Hofmann was featured on the podcast ON POINT to discuss psychologist Enrico Gnaulati's book "Saving Talk Therapy".

    • An article on panic attacks and panic disorder.

    • The Guardian's article on overcoming social anxiety.

    • A STAT News article on a startup's controversial idea to market propranolol. 

    • Today's article on strategies that help deal with stress and anxiety.

    • An article on PsyPost discussing the impact of treatment on patients' quality of life.

    • An article at US News on how social anxiety impacts career.

    • An article in Alghad News on the impact of digital anxiety.

    • Business Wire's article on the James S. McDonnell 2016 21st Century Science Initiative awards.

    • Image's article on combating social anxiety.

    • MyInforms story on Social Anxiety Disorder. 

    • 2016 ABCT Gold Challenge to raise funds for Student Travel and Research! Click here to watch. 

    • W.O. McCormick's Academic Day on the theme "Psychotherapies in Clinical Practice: A Potpourri". Click here to watch.

    • Dr. Hofmann was awarded the Academy of Cognitive Therapy's 2015 Aaron T. Beck award, which honors significant and enduring contributions to the field of cognitive therapy. Read here and listen to his conversation with Dr. Hayes after the award.

    • South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group interviewed Dr. Hofmann on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used effectively in the treatment of illnesses such as obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, depression, and anxiety. Click here to read the article. Click here and here to watch two of the interviews.

    • Nature on the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of depression

    • The IOL Daily News story on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy reducing mental health costs.

    • Guest lecture on emotion and health as a part of Professor June Gruber's "Human Emotion" video series at Yale University. Click here to watch.  

      • Dr. Hofmann was awarded the 2012 Award for Excellence in Contributions to CBT by the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College. Click here to see the video.

          • Ty Sawyer, a PERL graduate student, was awarded the NIMH's National Research Service Award for her study, "Attention Retraining for Social Anxiety Disorder: An fMRI Study."