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Associate Professor Jennifer Hudson: Excellence in Research - Social Sciences, Business and Humanities

GENES FOR THERAPY - Department of Psychology

Length: 1:42 minutes


Genes for Therapy research international collaboration has resulted in highly novel findings showing that children with a specific genetic marker are more responsive to psychological therapy than children without the marker. This research represents a novel test of the 'environmental plasticity' hypothesis by exposing all individuals to the same positive environment, cognitive behavioural therapy. The study has several significant implications such as identifying which children are likely to respond more favourably to psychological treatment for anxiety and which children may require more enhanced treatments.