Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely addressed in prevention programs or in treating victims,...
8-Oct-2014 11:45 AM EDT
Suicide Prevention Requires Access to Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment, APA Member Tells Congress
Suicide is preventable, but not all Americans have access to effective treatment and crisis intervention, a member of the American Psychological Association told a congressional panel Thursday.
18-Sep-2014 1:45 PM EDT
People living in more liberal countries are happier on average than those in less liberal countries, but individually, conservatives are happier than liberals no matter where they live, according to a study of people in 16 Western European countries.
9-Sep-2014 9:20 AM EDT
Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty
Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological...
20-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association.
18-Aug-2014 9:50 AM EDT
Nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at...
5-Aug-2014 10:55 AM EDT
The pursuit of true happiness can lead people to lifestyles that will not only be satisfying but will be better for the environment, according to an overview of psychological research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd...
5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Trauma Before Enlistment Linked to High Suicide Rates Among Military Personnel, Veterans, Research Finds
High rates of suicide among military service members and veterans may be related to traumatic experiences they had before enlisting, making them more vulnerable to suicidal behavior when coping with combat and multiple deployments, according to the...
5-Aug-2014 10:05 AM EDT
Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research
29-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
12-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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
3-Apr-2014 3:50 PM EDT
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
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
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...
13-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST