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Article ID: 714718

Music Students Score Better in Math, Science, English Than Non-Musical Peers

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High schoolers who take music courses score significantly better on exams in certain other subjects, including math and science, than their non-musical peers, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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20-Jun-2019 4:50 PM EDT

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Article ID: 714463

High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement, Justice System

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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

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Article ID: 714635

American Psychological Association's 127th Annual Convention Aug. 8 - 11, 2019, Chicago

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The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

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19-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 714565

'Whole Person' Approach Needed to Solve Opioid Epidemic, Says APA

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Solving the opioid epidemic requires a “whole person” approach that includes nonpharmacological treatment for pain, as well as ensuring that people have the employment, education and housing supports they need for long-term recovery, the chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association told a congressional panel.

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18-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Article ID: 714239

Financial Vulnerability May Discourage Positive Negotiation Strategies

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People who feel financially vulnerable may be prone to believing incorrectly their success in negotiations must come at the expense of the other party, leading them to ignore the potential for more cooperative and mutually beneficial options, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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11-Jun-2019 1:50 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713630

Lack of Sleep May Increase Likelihood of Teens Engaging in Risky Sexual Behaviors

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Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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29-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713551

Belief in Learning Styles Myth May Be Detrimental

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WASHINGTON -- Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even though there is no scientific evidence to support this common myth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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28-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713567

APA Highlights Books for LGBTQ+ Children and Families for Pride Month

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In honor of Pride Month, the American Psychological Association is highlighting books from its children’s book imprint, Magination Press, that are for LGBTQ+ children, young adults, families and allies. Magination Press books use psychological science and the takeaways it can offer to create helpful, engaging, informative and beautiful books for children and young adults.

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28-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 713489

APA Criticizes Administration Efforts to Weaken Federal Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

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WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association condemned the administration’s efforts to use federal rules to dismantle civil rights protections in health care for vulnerable populations, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

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24-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 712899

People In Higher Social Class Have An Exaggerated Belief That They Are More Capable Than Others

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-- People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important situations, such as job interviews, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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15-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT

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