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Study: Experiencing Childhood Trauma Makes Body and Brain Age Faster

Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study examined...
30-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Women Often Ignored by Social Justice Movements

Prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black youth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
9-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prospective teachers misperceive Black children as angry

Prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black youth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than 80% of Americans Report Nation’s Future Is Significant Source of Stress, Survey Says

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s most recent survey report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume...
18-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Zealanders' attitudes changed after pandemic lockdown

In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science and the police, as well as greater.
2-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Stress in America Report: High Stress Related to Coronavirus is the New Normal for Many Parents

Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids’ online learning a significant source of stress for many, according to a new survey by the American...
21-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APA to states, insurers: Provide access to mental health care during COVID-19 public health crisis

The American Psychological Association called on states and insurers to move quickly to allow people to connect with their mental health providers remotely using telehealth as the need for mental health services rises during the COVID-19 pandemic.
24-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People Prone to Disengage from Difficult Tasks and Goals May Experience Greater Cognitive Decline After Retirement

Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age, according to research published by the American Psychological...
12-Mar-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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