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American Psychological Association Urges Congress to Reject President's Proposed Budget

The American Psychological Association expressed serious concerns regarding deep cuts in the president’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget that the organization says will curtail advances in research and education while threatening the health,...
17-Mar-2017 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Calls Upon Congress to Oppose American Health Care Act

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a Congressional Budget Office analysis projected that the bill,...
16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People See Black Men as Larger, More Threatening Than Same-Sized White Men

People have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
10-Mar-2017 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

APA Voices Concerns with American Health Care Act

The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it would reduce mental health and substance use coverage for millions of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and...
9-Mar-2017 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patients More Likely to Refuse Drug Therapy Than Psychotherapy for Mental Health

People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research published by the American Psychological Association.
2-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Do You Look Like Your Name? People Can Match Names to Faces of Strangers with Surprising Accuracy

If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might – and others might think so, too. New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people’s...
23-Feb-2017 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

No Spoilers! Most People Don't Want to Know Their Future

Given the chance to see into the future, most people would rather not know what life has in store for them, even if they think those events could make them happy, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
17-Feb-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection...
14-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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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