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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

Using LinkedIn Could Hinder People's Ability to Find a Job

6-Mar-2020 5:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
25-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Improving Eyewitness Identification Key to Protecting Innocent People

Law enforcement officials can reduce mistakes by eyewitnesses to crimes if they follow a series of recommendations that include interviewing witnesses as soon as possible after a crime and videotaping the session, according to the American...
10-Feb-2020 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Majority of U.S. Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today

As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to...
6-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Religious, Moral Beliefs May Exacerbate Concerns About Porn Addiction

Moral or religious beliefs may lead some people to believe they are addicted to pornography even when their porn use is low or average, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
4-Feb-2020 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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