Monday, January 31, 2011

In Opening Monologue, Jay Leno Refers to Dr. Twohig's Study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for OCD

Back in October, I posted about a study by Dr. Michael Twohig of Utah State. The study focused on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

I haven't seen it myself, but apparently Jay Leno made a joke about the study in a recent Tonight Show monologue. According to The Utah Statesman: 

A few weeks ago, Jay Leno's opening monologue mentioned a study that recently began here at USU focusing on scrupulosity. He joked that researchers are looking into people obsessed with morals and religion and the punch line was, "Yeah, we call those people parents."

While this is probably a footnote in Dr. Twohig's career, I still think it's really neat that the study is well-known enough to catch the attention of Leno or his cadre of joke writers.

The title of the article is "Leno-Featured Prof Sudies [SIC] Moral Obsessions." (That's a pretty glaring typo in the title!--I presume the writer meant "studies," not "sudies." College newspapers...)

To read the Utah Statesman article, click here.

To read my post of the actual study, click here.

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