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Article ID: 689566

APA Urges Defeat of Bill to Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association called on the House of Representatives to reject a bill that would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act, our nation’s foremost civil rights law for persons with disabilities. The bill, H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, would impose a 6-month waiting period before people with disabilities could enforce their rights to gain access to businesses, social service agencies, educational institutions and other covered entities.

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Article ID: 688794

Belief in Conspiracy Theories Associated with Vaccine Skepticism

American Psychological Association (APA)

People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F. Kennedy’s assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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1-Feb-2018 9:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 688570

Dishonest Individuals Perceived as Less Capable

American Psychological Association (APA)

If you saw someone steal an expensive item from a department store, would you think he is less capable at his job? Most people would think that, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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26-Jan-2018 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 687992

APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

American Psychological Association (APA)

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly journals.

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16-Jan-2018 2:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 687400

Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

American Psychological Association (APA)

People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a report from the American Psychological Association.

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3-Jan-2018 11:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 687334

Perfectionism Among Young People Significantly Increased Since 1980s, Study Finds

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON -- The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today’s college students has significantly increased compared with prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people’s mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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2-Jan-2018 9:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 687037

APA Calls for Consideration of Best Scientific Evidence by CDC, HHS

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of news reports about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Health and Human Services employees being “banned” from using certain words, the American Psychological Association welcomed statements today by the CDC director indicating the agency remains committed to its public health mission and will continue to base its policies on the best available scientific evidence.

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18-Dec-2017 5:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 686772

How Much People Earn Is Associated with How They Experience Happiness

American Psychological Association (APA)

People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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13-Dec-2017 12:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 685921

APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

American Psychological Association (APA)

As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologists with expertise in organizational behaviors and sexual harassment are available to be interviewed on issues such as the ineffectiveness of many workplace sexual harassment training programs and what companies can do to eliminate negative behaviors within their own organizations.

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29-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EST
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