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Psychology Research Program

Department of Psychology


WHO, WHAT, & WHY? Due to the needs of our fighting force and families, the TAMC’s Research Psychology Program conducts clinical protocols to broaden the clinical scope of practice, train new providers, and improve access-to-care. Some of our research topics are in the areas of combat stress; anger; relaxation; coping; pain distraction; nicotine; biofeedback, TBI, and sleep deprivation.

WHEN, WHERE, & HOW? Many of our clinical research protocols take place @ TAMC and Schofield. We collect qualitative and quantitative data via surveys (e.g., paper-and-pencil or computerized); virtual reality technology (e.g., Head Mounted Displays); and biofeedback machines.

Some of our recent work (2008-Present) is:

  • Stressors and Coping Strategies in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Immersive Panoramic Video Display Compared to Flat Screen Display: Psychological and Physiological Reactions to Anger Stimuli.
  • The Prevalence of Sleep/Wake Problems in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.
  • Treatment Efficacy of Virtual Reality Distraction in the Reduction of Pain and Anxiety During Cystoscopy
  • Modified Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy for Traumatized Children with Nightmares.

Point of Contact for research efforts and potential collaborations is LTC Stetz: melba.stetz@us.army.mil; 808-433-1651.