Brian Sharples


Brian A. Sharpless is an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and M.A. in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. He also completed post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his current position, he was on faculty at Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Sharpless has broad research interests in parasomnias (e.g., sleep paralysis and exploding head syndrome), rare disorders, the history and philosophy of psychology, and psychotherapy. His books, Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives (co-authored with Karl Doghramji, M.D.) and Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Research (edited) are available through Oxford University Press. He is currently collaborating with several members of the sleep center at Goldsmith’s.