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Article ID: 719256

Highlights of American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

American Psychological Association (APA)

The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology. Topics to be presented include whether virtual reality is ready for primetime, how fake news persists on social media, the use of games to enhance psychotherapy, how wearable technology may help improve well-being at work, and how technology can help people successfully age.

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19-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718838

Violent Video Games Blamed More Often for School Shootings By White Perpetrators

American Psychological Association (APA)

People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of school shootings by white perpetrators than by African American perpetrators, possibly because of racial stereotypes that associate minorities with violent crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718016

American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

American Psychological Association (APA)

Technology, Mind and Society – an interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between psychology and technology

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26-Aug-2019 3:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717830

APA Statement on Expected Rule Eliminating 20-Day Limit on Detaining Immigrant Children

American Psychological Association (APA)

Following is the statement of Jaime “Jim” Diaz-Granados, PhD, deputy CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding the administration’s expected decision to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, which limited to 20 days the time immigrant children can be held in custody:

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21-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717353

Poor Fit Between Job Demands, Reasoning Abilities Associated with Chronic Health Conditions

American Psychological Association (APA)

Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic health conditions and retire early, which may not be ideal for the employee or employer, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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12-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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    10-Aug-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716883

Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

American Psychological Association (APA)

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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2-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT
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    10-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 716881

Why Stress and Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

American Psychological Association (APA)

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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2-Aug-2019 12:50 PM EDT
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    10-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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Climate Change Conversations Can Be Difficult for Both Skeptics, Environmentalists

American Psychological Association (APA)

Having productive conversations about climate change isn’t only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists, according to two studies presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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2-Aug-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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    9-Aug-2019 5:00 PM EDT

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Older Adults More Likely to Condemn Even Accidental Harm

American Psychological Association (APA)

As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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1-Aug-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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    9-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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Regular Exercise May Slow Decline in Those at Risk of Alzheimer's

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Moderate exercise is not only good for memory as people age, it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer’s, known as biomarkers, in those who are at risk for the disease, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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1-Aug-2019 2:40 PM EDT
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