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Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Childrens’ Math Scores

Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the same school, according to research published by...
8-Oct-2015 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Compulsive Texting Associated with Poorer School Performance Among Adolescent Girls, Study Finds

Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
2-Oct-2015 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Energy Use Feedback Key to Unlocking Savings, if Used Wisely

Using feedback that incorporates goals or incentives and leverages new media and technology appears to be the best way to get people to cut back on their energy use, according to researchers who analyzed dozens of studies on feedback’s...
22-Sep-2015 12:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Names First Executive Director for Membership

The American Psychological Association has appointed Ian D. King, MBA, as its first executive director for member recruitment and engagement.
9-Sep-2015 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, Named Editor-in-Chief of American Psychologist

Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, an eminent psychological clinician, researcher, educator and administrator, has been named editor-in-chief of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.
4-Sep-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Review Confirms Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression

Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report.
13-Aug-2015 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Music Help People with Epilepsy?

The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures, according to research presented at the American...
29-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Common Is Sexting?

The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s...
29-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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


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

Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It


Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research
29-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Robin Williams Apparent Suicide, APA Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment

12-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

As Americans Age, Caregiving Challenges Increase


As people continue to live longer, more Americans are caring for someone with a chronic condition, disability or old age. According to the Caregiver Action Network, there are approximately 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today and two out...
9-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Military Mental Health, PTSD, Shooting Violence

3-Apr-2014 3:50 PM EDT

Psychologists Available to Discuss Child Abuse Prevention

An estimated 1,640 children died from abuse or neglect in the United States in 2012, while another 686,000 were victims of abuse, according to the most recent federal statistics. Psychologists who work with children and parents can explain why abuse...
31-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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