Trauma Psychology

Assessing Psychological Studies

Assessing treatments is important to ensure we know how valid and correct they are, what impact they are having, and don't accidentally prescribe a harmful or costly treatment.

  • assess before a treatment
  • randomize people into control and diff treatment groups

blindly (without knowledge of which group people were in) assess after treatment (valid measurable attributes)


Extinction learning is the best cure for PTSD, and happens naturally with exposure therapy.