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Students Do Better in School When They Can Understand, Manage Emotions

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Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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10-Dec-2019 1:10 PM EST

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Loneliness May Be Due to Increasing Aging Population

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Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations – there just might be more of them, according to a pair of studies published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors,

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5-Dec-2019 10:40 AM EST
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Personality Traits Affect Retirement Spending

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How quickly you spend your savings in retirement may have as much or more to do with your personality than whether you have a lot of debt or want to leave an inheritance.

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13-Nov-2019 12:25 PM EST
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Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

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Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Apps, Behavioral Science, Family and Parenting, In the Home, In the Workplace, Internet Trends, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors, Social Media, Technology, Staff Picks,

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7-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
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Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

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Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people’s health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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5-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

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A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). More than half of U.S. adults (56%) identify the 2020 presidential election as a significant stressor, an increase from the 52% of adults who reported the presidential election as a significant source of stress when asked in the months leading up to the 2016 contest.

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5-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST
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Middle-Aged Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder Potentially at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks, Study Says

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Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs of worsening cardiovascular health more than other adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

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24-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Women CEOs Judged More Harshly Than Men for Corporate Ethical Failures

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People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. However, organizations led by women endure less negative backlash for competence failures than those headed by men.

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23-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Statement of APA President Marking World Poverty Day

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Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, marking World Poverty Day: “World Poverty Day represents an opportunity for us to examine our biases, move beyond our individual selves and identify the systemic, underlying mechanisms driving income insecurity. Psychological science can help address the structural barriers and cognitive processes that perpetuate poverty and generate solutions."

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16-Oct-2019 3:15 PM EDT
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