Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD

Professor

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Research Interests

Dr. Stefan G. Hofmann is a Professor in the clinical program where he directs the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. His main research questions include the following:

  1. Why are psychological treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, effective for anxiety disorders? What is the mechanism of treatment change, and what are the active ingredients? How can these treatments be improved further?
  2. How can we translate knowledge from basic neuroscience into clinical techniques to enhance therapies for anxiety disorders?
  3. What are the culture-specific expressions of mental disorders, and how can psychological treatments be made more culturally sensitive in order to enhance their efficacy, dissemination, and acceptability?
  4. What are the effects of emotion regulation strategies on anxiety and subjective well-being?
  5. What is the psychopathology of social phobia (social anxiety disorder)? Are there any meaningful subgroups?

For more information about Dr. Hofmann’s publications and current research, please visit his lab website.

Contact

Email: shofmann@bu.edu
Office Phone: (617) 353-9233
Fax: (617) 353-9609
Websites: Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory
Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder at Boston University