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Media Advisory and Press Kit: American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention Aug. 6-9, Toronto, Ontario

This online press kit includes media advisories and press releases for specific convention sessions or events. All press releases are embargoed for the time of presentation unless otherwise noted.
28-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Talking About Race: Subtle Racism Can Lead to Violence, Distrust

As concerns about police bias continue to affect communities, the psychology of racial bias and interracial distrust will be the focus of various presentations at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Children of Same-Sex Parents Face Challenges, but Will Be OK

A little more than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage nationwide, psychologists will present research into such families at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.
28-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Do Sex and Violence Sell? Maybe Not, Says New Study

Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes, and might do better if the ads themselves have a G-rating, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association....
21-Jul-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Cyberbullying Less Emotionally Harmful to Kids Than Traditional In-Person Harassment, Study Finds

Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it's likelier to be of shorter duration and...
3-Jun-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Not Making Enough Money? Check Your Attitude

Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
28-May-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Awe May Promote Altruistic Behavior

Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
19-May-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Bullying: What We Know Based on 40 Years of Research

A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future...
14-May-2015 12:00 AM EDT

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The Social Psychology of Religion, Prejudice and Intergroup Processes


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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

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

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