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APA Lauds Equality Act as Good for Business, Health and Families

WASHINGTON -- Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, on the passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) by the U.S. House of Representatives:
17-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Context of Women’s and Girls’ Lives Key to Providing Good Psychological Care, According to Updated Practice Guidelines

Girls and women face considerable adversity due to the effects of sexism, oppression, discrimination and prejudice, but some are also well-equipped and have the right resources to confront and surmount challenges in their lives, according to...
13-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anger More Harmful to Health of Older Adults Than Sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the...
2-May-2019 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement of American Psychological Association President in Response to So-Called 'Conscience' Exemption to Providing Health Care

WASHINGTON – Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, in response to the administration’s announcement of new “conscience protections” for health care providers, insurers...
2-May-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Perseverance Toward Life Goals Can Fend Off Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders

People who don’t give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of...
29-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Survey: Americans Becoming More Open About Mental Health

WASHINGTON – Most Americans harbor positive views about mental health disorders and treatment, according to the results of a survey released today, in recognition of mental health month. The survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of...
1-May-2019 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Empathy Often Avoided Because of Mental Effort

Even when feeling empathy for others isn’t financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research published by the American Psychological...
19-Apr-2019 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Young Children Judge Others Based on Facial Features as Much as Adults Do

Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such as the tilt of the mouth or the distance between the eyes. Those facial features also shape how children behave toward...
12-Apr-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, School Shootings

12-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST


How Can Furloughed Feds Deal with the Stress of the Shutdown? APA Psychologist Offers Strategies

15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Psychologists Available to Talk About Impact of Separating Immigrant Children and Parents

12-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Emotions and Mindset Are Critical to Success of Meeting Between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, According to Psychologist Daniel Shapiro, PhD, Conflict Resolution Expert

4-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT

APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

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....
29-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EST

Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment Ahead of Suicide Prevention Week

8-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Psychologists Available to Discuss Charlottesville Violence

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...
14-Aug-2017 4:40 PM EDT

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