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Mental Health Issues Increased Significantly in Young Adults Over Last Decade

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological...
8-Mar-2019 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Statement of American Psychological Association CEO on House Passage of Bill to Require Background Checks on Gun Sales

Following is the statement of Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding House passage of H.R. 8, a bill to require universal background checks before gun sales:
27-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

APQ Calls on Attorney General to Break Logjam Surrounding Applications From Cannabis Growers to Enable Needed Research

The American Psychological Association has asked the U.S. attorney general to act immediately to evaluate the more than two dozen cannabis grower applications that have been languishing for more than two years at the Department of Justice, noting...
27-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

The More the Merrier? Children with Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying

A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, according to research published by the American...
11-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Shameful Secrets Bother Us More Than Guilty Secrets

Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again? People who feel shame about a secret, as opposed to guilt, are more likely to be consumed by thoughts of what they are hiding, according to research published by...
6-Feb-2019 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

High-Calorie Desserts Might Not Be All Bad

If you’re going to choose dessert first, then the high-calorie option might lead to your eating a healthier meal, unless you have a lot on your mind, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
7-Feb-2019 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Immigrant Family Separations Must End, Psychologist Tells Congressional Panel

Forced separation of immigrant families trying to enter the United States must cease, and parents and children who have been separated must have access to trauma-informed mental health care, a psychologist told a congressional panel today.
6-Feb-2019 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Advocating for Social Issues at Work More Likely to Succeed Linking Morality and Mission, Study Says

When convincing management to consider advocating for a particular social issue, employees may think it is wise to focus on the benefits to the bottom line but making a moral argument may be a better strategy, as long as it aligns with the...
31-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, School Shootings

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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

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

Psychologists Available to Discuss Psychology of Deception

With the growing disagreement between the White House and the media over what constitutes fact, the American Psychological Association has made available psychology experts who can comment on the issue of deception, including why some people...
25-Jan-2017 2:30 PM EST

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