Prestigious APA award to Bruce Overmier and Robert Murison
The American Psychological Association has awarded Bruce Overmier and Robert Murison with the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology.
Bruce Overmier and Robert Murison were awarded the George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology for the article "Restoring Psychology’s Role in Peptic Ulcer," published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 2012, 5(1), 5-27.
This paper reviews the history of the transition from the belief that gastrointestinal ulcers are caused primarily by psychological factors to the current state of belief that they are caused primarily by infection and argues that neither is fully accurate. We argue that psychological factors play a significant role as predisposing to vulnerability, modulating of precipitation, and sustaining of gastric ulceration. We review data that challenge the assumption of a simple infectious disease model and adduce recent preclinical data that confirm the predisposing, modulatory, and sustaining roles for psychological factors. We note that others, too, are now challenging the adequacy of the contemporary simple bacterial infection model. We hope to replace the competition between psychology and medicine with cooperation in understanding and treating patients suffering gastric ulceration and ulcer.
© 2012 The Authors. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being © 2012 The International Association of Applied Psychology.
Bruce Overmier received the award during the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington DC this summer.
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