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Self-Proclaimed Slackers May Be Sabotaging Own Health

People who think they’re less active than others their age have a greater chance of dying younger than people who perceive themselves as more active, even if their actual activity levels are the same, according to research published by the...
17-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Revised Senate Health Care Bill Worse Than First Version, APA Says

The latest version of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, is more damaging than the original draft, since it would support the creation of bare-bones health insurance policies...
13-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Under Stress, Brains of Bulimics Respond Differently to Food

Magnetic resonance imaging scans suggest that the brains of women with bulimia nervosa react differently to images of food after stressful events than the brains of women without bulimia, according to research published by the American Psychological...
5-Jul-2017 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Voices Opposition to Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Senate bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would irreparably weaken Medicaid, significantly increase the number of Americans without health insurance coverage and allow states to waive essential health benefits, such as...
22-Jun-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Accentuate the Positive to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research...
20-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mind Changing Can Be Risky

When leaders use a moral argument rather than a pragmatic one as the basis for a position, they may be judged harshly if they change that position later. They are perceived as hypocrites, less effective and less worthy of future support, according...
5-Jun-2017 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Charismatic Leaders: Too Much of a Good Thing?

How important is charisma in a leader? While at least a moderate level is important, too much may hinder a leader’s effectiveness, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
24-May-2017 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids.
22-May-2017 1:55 PM EDT 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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