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No Spoilers! Most People Don't Want to Know Their Future

Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if they think those events could make them happy, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
17-Feb-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection...
14-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of research conducted over nearly 30 years.
9-Feb-2017 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Trump Administration’s Orders Pose Harm to Refugees, Immigrants, Academic Research and International Exchange, According to Psychologists

While safeguarding the nation from terrorist entry is of critical national importance, the Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on refugees and other visitors are likely to compound the stress and trauma already experienced by populations...
1-Feb-2017 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds

A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and low confidence by students in their own academic...
26-Jan-2017 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

APA Thanks VA for Exempting Health Care Provider Positions From Freeze

The American Psychological Association thanked the Department of Veterans Affairs for exempting health care provider positions, including those of doctoral psychology interns, from the hiring freeze implemented this week by President Trump.
27-Jan-2017 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

APA Calls on VA to Exempt All Health Care Provider Positions From Freeze

The American Psychological Association has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to exempt all health care provider positions, including those of doctoral psychology interns, from the hiring freeze implemented this week by President Trump.
27-Jan-2017 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological Association

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Psychologist Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, has been named chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, the APA Board of Directors announced today. Evans assumes the post effective March 20.
18-Jan-2017 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Psychologists Available to Discuss Psychology of Deception

With the growing disagreement between the White House and the media over what constitutes fact, the American Psychological Association has made available psychology experts who can comment on the issue of deception, including why some people...
25-Jan-2017 2:30 PM EST

Psychology Expert on the Effect of Long-Term Exposure to Fake News and Tips to Defend Against It

14-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST

Psychologists Available to Discuss World AIDS Day

29-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST

Psychologists Available to Discuss Causes, Treatment of PTSD Among Servicemembers

With discussion in the presidential campaign of servicemembers and military veterans who experience post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologists are available to talk about the research behind the latest understanding and treatment of PTSD.
4-Oct-2016 2:45 PM EDT

The Psychology of Transgender

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The following feature was produced by the American Psychological Association. You may reprint it in its entirety or in part. We only request that you credit APA as the source. We also have provided a photograph of Bockting for reprinting.
19-Nov-2015 12:05 AM EST

Experts Available to Talk About Psychology Related to School Shootings

Media advisory on Oregon school shooting.
2-Oct-2015 2:30 PM EDT

The Social Psychology of Religion, Prejudice and Intergroup Processes

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The following feature was produced by the American Psychological Association. You may reprint it in its entirety or in part. We only request that you credit APA as the source. We also have provided a photograph of Rowatt for reprinting.
5-May-2015 12:30 PM EDT

What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays

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Q&A on materialism.
16-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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