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Women Now Seen as Equally as or More Competent Then Men

Women have come a long way in the United States over the last 70 years, to the point where they are now seen as being as competent as men, if not more so, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
12-Jul-2019 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Racist Police Officer' Stereotype May Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Belief in the “racist police officer” stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for law enforcement officers and lead to increased support for forceful or threatening policing tactics, according to research published by the American...
12-Jul-2019 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
20-Jun-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement, Justice System

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...
17-Jun-2019 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The American Psychological Association’s 127th annual convention will take place Aug. 8-11, 2019, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.
19-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
18-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Financial Vulnerability May Discourage Positive Negotiation Strategies

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,...
11-Jun-2019 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
29-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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....
2-Jul-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Psychologists Available to Talk About Suicide

26-Mar-2019 11:20 AM EDT

Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, School Shootings

12-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST

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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

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