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Experts: Gun Violence Prevention Requires Public Health Approach

Preventing gun violence will require a scientific public health approach and recognition of the limits of predicting individual cases of violence, according to experts slated to speak at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual...
24-Jul-2014 4:45 PM EDT

Experts: Humans Share Fairness Concerns with Other Species

Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts presenting at the American...
24-Jul-2014 4:35 PM EDT

The Bigger the Better: Cigarette Warning Labels Prompt Quit Attempts

Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.
10-Jul-2014 9:15 AM EDT

College Athletes with Abusive Coaches More Willing to Cheat

College athletes who have abusive coaches are more willing to cheat in order to win than players with more ethical coaches, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association and based on surveys from almost 20,000 student...
7-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Chimps Like Listening to Music with a Different Beat, Research Finds


While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
26-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Early Elementary School Start Times Tougher on Economically Advantaged Children

Middle- and upper-class elementary school students in Kentucky demonstrated worse academic performance when they were required to start classes early, compared to peers whose school day started later, according to research published by the American...
17-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Children in Low-Income Homes Fare Better in Kindergarten if Moms Work When They Are Babies

Kindergarteners from lower-income families who were babies when their mothers went to work outside the home fare as well as or even better than children who had stay-at-home moms, according to new research published by the American Psychological...
16-Jun-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Mullan Joins Apa's Center for Workforce Studies

WASHINGTON - Mariquita G. Mullan, PhD, a psychologist with experience in clinical psychology, public health and professional health workforce development, has been named director of the American Psychological Association's Center for Workforce...
10-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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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

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

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...
13-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST

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


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...
8-Jan-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...
18-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

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