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Article ID: 716219

APA Calls on Amazon's Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

American Psychological Association (APA)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion therapy” because there is insufficient scientific evidence that such practices are safe, especially for young people facing rejection by their parents, according to the American Psychological Association.

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23-Jul-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    18-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715699

Women Now Seen as Equally as or More Competent Than Men

American Psychological Association (APA)

Women have come a long way in the United States over the last 70 years, to the point where they are now seen as being as competent as men, if not more so, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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12-Jul-2019 11:25 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    15-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715727

'Racist Police Officer' Stereotype May Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

American Psychological Association (APA)

Belief in the “racist police officer” stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for law enforcement officers and lead to increased support for forceful or threatening policing tactics, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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12-Jul-2019 12:35 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    20-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714463

High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement, Justice System

American Psychological Association (APA)

High school seniors’ confidence in law enforcement and the justice system significantly declined from 2006 to 2017 while their faith in religious organizations and schools was comparatively higher and more stable, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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17-Jun-2019 2:10 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Public Opinion Data Offers Insights Into Transgender Issues

Article ID: 714485

Public Opinion Data Offers Insights Into Transgender Issues

Indiana University

In the first national public opinion survey of its kind, sociologists from Indiana University, University of Maryland and Ohio State University found evidence that undermines some of the primary arguments used to restrict the rights of transgender Americans.

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17-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Jun-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713674

UPDATED EMBARGO: How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

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An increase in cocoa price by 2.8 percent could potentially eliminate the very worst forms of child labor from cocoa production in Ghana, according to a new economic model described in a study published June 5

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7-Jun-2019 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Examining perceptions of accessibility symbols

Article ID: 713669

Examining perceptions of accessibility symbols

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The International Symbol of Access has been criticized for its inadequate representation of disability diversity, poorly representing universal design of space and products.

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30-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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