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Released: 5-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, Hate Crimes, Radicalization
American Psychological Association (APA)

For reporters covering aspects of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, these psychologists are available to discuss issues associated with gun violence, domestic terrorism, radicalization, hate crimes and coping with trauma after a mass shooting.

Released: 2-Jul-2019 3:40 PM EDT
PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT STIGMA, MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES TO MARK NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
American Psychological Association (APA)

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which focuses on the mental health challenges experienced by underrepresented groups. Minorities face additional hurdles due to lack of adequate, culturally competent care and cultural stigma. The month was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 to improve access to mental health treatment and services and promote public awareness of mental illness. For reporters covering minority mental health, the American Psychological Association has experts available who can speak on the health and mental health issues minorities face.

Released: 26-Mar-2019 11:20 AM EDT
Psychologists Available to Talk About Suicide
American Psychological Association (APA)

For reporters covering the recent suicides of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and the father of a Sandy Hook victim, these psychologists are available to discuss issues associated with suicide, including underlying causes (such as trauma or suicide contagion), risk factors and assessment and treatment of at -risk individuals.

Released: 12-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Talk About Impact of Separating Immigrant Children and Parents
American Psychological Association (APA)

For reporters covering the Justice Department’s recent decision to separate immigrant children from their parents, these psychologists are available to discuss psychological issues associated with immigration, including discrimination, trauma and commonly held myths about immigrants – both legal and illegal.

Released: 29-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EST
APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace
American Psychological Association (APA)

As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologists with expertise in organizational behaviors and sexual harassment are available to be interviewed on issues such as the ineffectiveness of many workplace sexual harassment training programs and what companies can do to eliminate negative behaviors within their own organizations.

Released: 14-Aug-2017 4:40 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Discuss Charlottesville Violence
American Psychological Association (APA)

As you are reporting on various aspects of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, psychologists are available to discuss how white supremacy, racism and prejudice can lead to extremism, how police should handle potentially violent demonstrations and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

Released: 25-Jan-2017 2:30 PM EST
Psychologists Available to Discuss Psychology of Deception
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 (politicians and private individuals alike) choose to dissemble, how to identify when someone is attempting to deceive and what individuals can do to protect themselves from falling victim to falsehoods in the public sphere.

Released: 4-Oct-2016 2:45 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Discuss Causes, Treatment of PTSD Among Servicemembers
American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Newswise: The Psychology of Transgender
19-Nov-2015 12:05 AM EST
The Psychology of Transgender
American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Newswise: The Social Psychology of Religion, 
Prejudice and Intergroup Processes
Released: 5-May-2015 12:30 PM EDT
The Social Psychology of Religion, Prejudice and Intergroup Processes
American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Newswise: Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It
Released: 29-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It
American Psychological Association (APA)

Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research

Newswise: As Americans Age, Caregiving Challenges Increase
Released: 9-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT
As Americans Age, Caregiving Challenges Increase
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 of every five adults care for a family member. As the baby boomer generation ages, caregiving will continue to be a crucial issue among Americans.

Released: 3-Apr-2014 3:50 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Military Mental Health, PTSD, Shooting Violence
American Psychological Association (APA)

In the aftermath of the shooting at the U.S. Army base at Fort Hood, Texas, psychologists are available to discuss shooting violence and military mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).

Released: 31-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Discuss Child Abuse Prevention
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 occurs, its immediate and long-term effects on children and ways to prevent it. The following American Psychological Association members are available for interviews:

Released: 5-Feb-2014 2:45 PM EST
As Sochi Olympics Begin, Experts Can Discuss Significance of Obama's Call for Gay Athletes to Lead Delegation
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people effectively reduces prejudice. Research has shown that individuals who get to know LGBT people are less likely to discriminate against them and more likely to support LGBT social and political equality. The following American Psychological Association staff and members are available to discuss the significance of gay and lesbian athletes leading the U.S. delegation in Sochi:

Released: 29-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST
Psychologists Available To Discuss Teen Dating Violence
American Psychological Association (APA)

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, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Psychologists who work with teens, parents and communities can explain how and why teen dating violence occurs, the signs to look for and ways to prevent it. The following American Psychological Association members are available to discuss teen dating violence:

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Released: 13-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST
Speaking of Psychology - Smoking
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 has been at the forefront of smoking cessation efforts. Research into the biological and behavioral mechanisms of addiction has led to many successful treatments for nicotine addicts. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sherry McKee, a researcher whose work has focused on gender differences and smoking. She discusses why women have a harder time kicking the habit and what science can do to help them quit.

Newswise: Psychology’s Role in Smoking Decline Continues 50 Years After Surgeon General’s Groundbreaking Report
Released: 8-Jan-2014 9:00 AM EST
Psychology’s Role in Smoking Decline Continues 50 Years After Surgeon General’s Groundbreaking Report
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 the forefront of smoking cessation efforts.

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Released: 18-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
Speaking of Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA)

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 all by wary of what they tell us about their products.

Released: 21-Oct-2013 1:30 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Halloween Costumes, Body Image, Sexualization of Girls
American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychologists with expertise on body image, gender roles and the negative impact of the sexualization of girls can talk about the importance of age-appropriate Halloween costumes for young children and teenagers. These members of the 2005-2007 APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls offer information and insight primarily regarding girls, but can discuss how these issues also affect boys.

Newswise: How Can Psychologists Help Make Earth Day Every Day?
Released: 19-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT
How Can Psychologists Help Make Earth Day Every Day?
American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Released: 2-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Child Abuse and Prevention
American Psychological Association (APA)

Media advisory on child abuse and prevention month.

Released: 27-Aug-2012 12:00 PM EDT
School Year Means Sleep Challenges for Kids of All Ages
American Psychological Association (APA)

It’s back to school time, which means homework, after-school activities and, many parents hope, more regular bedtime routines. APA asked child sleep expert Joseph A. Buckhalt, PhD, five questions about sleep.

Released: 30-Mar-2012 10:50 AM EDT
Psychologists Available to Discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
American Psychological Association (APA)

Reports of post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the U.S. military are raising questions about how this psychological disorder is diagnosed and treated. Psychologists can help explain how someone is diagnosed with PTSD and how service members are particularly affected by combat. They can also discuss how PTSD can pose serious mental health issues for service members, veterans and their families. The following experts are available for interviews on this topic.

Newswise: ’Tis the Season for Nostalgia: Holiday Reminiscing Can Have Psychological Benefits
Released: 7-Dec-2011 1:45 PM EST
’Tis the Season for Nostalgia: Holiday Reminiscing Can Have Psychological Benefits
American Psychological Association (APA)

Question and answer release on psychological benefits of nostalgia during the holidays.

Released: 21-Oct-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Experts Available to Comment on Psychological Effects of Exposure to Grisly Gadhafi Images
American Psychological Association (APA)

Millions of people viewed close-up video footage of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s bloody, dead body surrounded by cheering Libyan fighters as his death made headlines. What is the psychological impact of seeing such images? How might this situation compare to the killing of Osama bin Laden, when no pictures were made available?

Released: 12-Jan-2011 3:35 PM EST
Five Questions on Tucson Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin
American Psychological Association (APA)

Joel Dvoskin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist based in Tucson, Ariz. He is author of numerous articles and chapters in professional journals and texts, including a number of articles that deal with treatment of people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Released: 9-Sep-2010 12:20 PM EDT
World Suicide Prevention Day: Experts Available to Discuss Youth, Older Adults and Suicide
American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association is supporting World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday, Sept. 10, by making available psychologists for interviews. These psychologists will also be blogging about various aspects of suicide for www.YourMindYourBody.org, the official blog of APA’s public education campaign on Mind/Body Health.

Released: 27-Aug-2010 12:00 PM EDT
Chilean Mine Disaster: Experts Available to Discuss Psychological Issues Facing Miners, Mine Safety
American Psychological Association (APA)

Miners in Chile will be facing numerous mental challenges as a result of being trapped 2,300 feet below the earth for weeks, possibly months. Psychologists and mine safety researchers can help explain how those underground and on the surface are coping. The following experts are available for interviews on topics such as leadership, resilience, stress management and mine safety during and after the mine collapse.

30-Jul-2009 2:00 PM EDT
Parents Can Help Stop the Obesity Epidemic, Says Psychologist
American Psychological Association (APA)

Childhood obesity has quadrupled in the last 40 years, which may mean today's children become the first generation to have a shorter lifespan than their parents, a leading obesity expert told the American Psychological Association on Saturday.

Newswise: Psychologist Weighs in on Economy's Effect on Men
Released: 11-Jun-2009 10:00 AM EDT
Psychologist Weighs in on Economy's Effect on Men
American Psychological Association (APA)

For Father's Day: Five Questions for Daniel Kruger, PhD - Daniel Kruger, PhD, is a social psychologist at the University of Michigan who focuses on evolutionary psychology. His work explores the balance between the social and natural sciences and how that contributes to a broader understanding of human behavior, including natural selection. To mark Father's Day, the American Psychological Association spoke with Dr. Kruger about how evolutionary psychological research and other psychology disciplines are helping to better understand men and their roles in an ever changing society.

Newswise: The Psychological Impact of Globalization
Released: 9-Apr-2009 10:30 AM EDT
The Psychological Impact of Globalization
American Psychological Association (APA)

Chris E. Stout, a clinical psychologist and professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has studied the impact of globalization on people's lives. Throughout a 20-year career, Dr. Stout has focused on the interconnectedness of global matters, such as conflict, war, global health and poverty. As the challenges of globalization become more pressing, Dr. Stout addresses how psychology can help combat poverty and create a more sustainable world.

Released: 22-Dec-2008 10:30 AM EST
Q & A with Clinical Psychologist on Helping Families be Less Materialistic While Celebrating the Holidays
American Psychological Association (APA)

With the economy in freefall and people worried about their dwindling assets, clinical psychologist Mary Gresham says parents can turn the holidays into a non-materialistic, joyous celebration by working to change their "“ and their children's "“ buying habits.


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