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How Much Math, Science Homework Is Too Much?

When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better -- an hour a day is optimal -- but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American...
22-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Educating College Students on Drinking Risks Can Help Lessen Drinking Behaviors, but Only Temporarily, Study Finds

Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. Three out of four will be right back where they started a year later, according to new...
2-Mar-2015 5:00 PM EST

Psychology Has Important Role in Changing Cancer Landscape

Psychology has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in cancer prevention, treatment and control, according to the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.
1-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EST

Basic Personality Changes Linked to Unemployment, Study Finds

Unemployment can change peoples' core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Many Universities Undercount Sexual Assaults on Campus, Research Finds

New research shows a pattern of underreporting of on-campus sexual assaults by universities and colleges across the nation, and some schools have continued to underreport even after being fined for violations of federal law, according to a study...
2-Feb-2015 9:15 AM EST

Teams Better Than Individuals at Intelligence Analysis, Research Finds

When it comes to predicting important world events, teams do a better job than individuals, and laypeople can be trained to be effective forecasters even without access to classified records, according to new research published by the American...
13-Jan-2015 9:20 AM EST

Stress May Increase Desire for Reward but Not Pleasure, Research Finds

Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great lengths to satisfy an urge for a drink or sweets, but you're not likely to enjoy the indulgence any more than someone who is not stressed and has the same treat just for pleasure, according to new...
23-Dec-2014 9:30 AM EST

Crowdsourcing with Mobile Apps Brings 'Big Data' to Psychological Research

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A fast-paced game app where players pretend they are baggage screening officers operating airport x-ray scanners has provided researchers with billions of pieces of data in record time, according to an article published by the American Psychological...
22-Dec-2014 12:15 PM EST

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What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays

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

Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It

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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

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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

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...
5-Feb-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,...
29-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST

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