Donna Pincus

Associate Professor, Psychology
Director of Research, Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program

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PhD, SUNY Binghamton

Donna Pincus is an Associate Professor and the Director of Research for the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Her primary research interests include the assessment and treatment of children’s fears and anxieties, and she is especially interested in developing new treatments… Read more

Donna Pincus is an Associate Professor and the Director of Research for the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Her primary research interests include the assessment and treatment of children’s fears and anxieties, and she is especially interested in developing new treatments for young children with anxiety disorders.

In addition, other areas of research interest include children’s coping with everyday stress, risk and resilience factors affecting the development of child psychopathology, and psychological factors affecting children with medical conditions.

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  • Parents overly involved in college students’ lives

    November 9, 2013

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Elizabeth Merhen, College of Communication At Boston University, one father was so upset over his daughter’s A-minus final grade that he called the professor to complain, and then the department chair, and then the academic dean… Expert quotes: […]

  • For many people, drones prompt concerns over safety, privacy

    September 23, 2013

    Providence Journal Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders So what is it, exactly, about non-military drones that disturbs some people in a way that other technologies with the capacity to invade privacy — cameras, say — don’t?… Expert quote: “Drones are relatively new to most people. Most people […]

  • Why Paying Kids to Do Homework Can Backfire

    September 19, 2013

    Time Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Money talks, right?… Expert quote: “It is important to help children see that by doing their part by doing chores or good deeds, they are making a positive difference in their family and their community.” View full article

  • Helping children cope with fear after school shooting

    December 14, 2012

    NECN Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Dr. Donna Pincus, director of Boston University’s Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Program, joined NECN’s Jim Braude on Friday afternoon to discuss the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 26 people were killed by a gunman… View video

  • How to Have the ‘Happy-Meal’ Talk

    December 10, 2012

    Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders My twin boys delivered the news of a monumental discovery this way: “Daddy, we heard about this place called McDonald’s where they give you a toy with your food,” they beamed. “Can we go there?”… View article

  • Growing Up Brave: Expert Advice On Kids’ Anxiety, From Separation To Monsters

    October 3, 2012

    WBUR “Commonhealth” Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders I am not an anxious person — I was born with an even keel — but I am one hell of an anxious mother… View article

  • Teaching Bravery

    August 27, 2012

    WNYC “The Brian Lehrer Show” Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety offers advice for […]

  • Beating back to school anxiety

    August 21, 2012

    NECN Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders View video

  • Donna Pincus on reducing children’s anxiety and fears

    August 12, 2012

    Boston Globe Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders There’s a difference between feeling some anxiety and having an anxiety disorder… View article

  • Helping Kids Get Past the Fear of Trying Something New

    August 1, 2012

    Huffington Post By Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Summer is often a time for kids to have new adventures, like splashing through water or zooming down the slide at the pool… View article

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