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Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime, Research Finds

In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
4/21/2014 9:20 AM EDT

Teachers’ Scare Tactics May Lead to Lower Exam Scores

As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research published by APA.
4/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Leaders in Psychology and Law Address Family, Community Violence

Media advisory on leaders in psychology and law address family, community violence
4/17/2014 11:40 AM EDT

To Be an Organ Donor, Specific Attitudes Trump General Support, Study Finds

Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn’t mean people will take action. However, people are more...
4/11/2014 10:40 AM EDT

Children See Domestic Violence That Often Goes Unreported, Research Finds

A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just one in four incidents...
4/7/2014 9:00 AM EDT

Military Men More Distressed by Sexual Harassment Than Military Women

Military men who are targets of frightening and threatening sexual harassment may experience more distress and work performance problems than military women who face the same treatment, according to research published by the American Psychological...
3/27/2014 9:10 AM EDT

Coerced Sex Not Uncommon for Young Men, Teenage Boys, Study Finds

A large proportion of teenage boys and college men report having been coerced into sex or sexual behavior, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
3/25/2014 11:00 AM EDT

APA Task Force Report Highlights Problem of Human Trafficking of U.S. Women and Girls

Preventing the trafficking of women and girls is a complex problem that requires cross-disciplinary research, training and education, public awareness and new policies at every level of government, according to the report of a task force appointed...
3/12/2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

4/3/2014 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...
3/31/2014 3:00 PM EDT

As Sochi Olympics Begin, Experts Can Discuss Significance of Obama's Call for Gay Athletes to Lead Delegation

President Barack Obama’s choice of openly gay and lesbian athletes to represent the U.S. government at the Sochi Winter Olympics gives psychologists an opportunity to educate a global audience about how interaction between heterosexual and...
2/5/2014 2:45 PM EST

Psychologists Available To Discuss Teen Dating Violence

Rather than Valentine’s Day treats from a romantic partner, many teens face a serious threat of violence in their dating relationships. Every year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner,...
1/29/2014 9:00 AM EST

Speaking of Psychology - Smoking

It’s been 50 years since the U.S. surgeon general’s report on smoking and health spurred one of the largest public health behavior changes success stories of the 20th century. Before and since this groundbreaking report’s release, psychology...
1/13/2014 9:00 AM EST

Psychology’s Role in Smoking Decline Continues 50 Years After Surgeon General’s Groundbreaking Report

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Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health prompted one of the largest public health behavior change success stories of the 20th century. Before and since this groundbreaking report’s release, psychology has been at...
1/8/2014 9:00 AM EST

Speaking of Psychology

Functional foods. Fortified foods. They sound good for you, but they may actually be sabotaging your healthy diet. In this episode, we talk with one psychologist who studies how companies market foods to health-conscious consumers and why we should...
12/18/2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert in Workplace Violence Prevention Available to Discuss Bullying in Professional Sports

Media advisory on bullying in professional sports.
11/5/2013 2:45 PM EST

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