The basic science/clinical science interface and treatment development


Journal Article

Psychological constructs often are incorporated into treatments before they are investigated systematically from a basic-science perspective. We discuss the potential costs of such a sequence of events and the potential benefits of closer working ties between basic and clinical scientists, and we consider how applying basic knowledge of cognitive processes could enhance our understanding of psychotherapy outcome and mechanisms of action. We call upon clinical and basic scientists to engage in a more "mindful" enterprise of translational research. © American Psychological Association D12 2004; all rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Strauman, TJ; Merrill, KA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 266

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0969-5893

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/clipsy/bph081

Citation Source

  • Scopus