Researchers’ preclinical trial upends conventional wisdom about responses to fear

North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of psy­chology Rebecca Shansky pro­vides insights into new treat­ments for post-​​traumatic stress dis­order with a pre­clin­ical study that dis­tin­guishes how males and females respond to trau­matic events.

3Qs: Surviving the trauma in Japan

Fol­lowing last month’s severe earth­quake, Japan has endured two strong after­shocks in less than a week, knocking out power in some areas and undoubt­edly inten­si­fying the anx­i­eties of res­i­dents. Here, Hort­ensia Amaro, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and asso­ciate dean in Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, dis­cusses the role post-​​traumatic stress dis­order (PTSD) may be playing in the lives of the Japanese people today.