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Highlights of American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology. Topics to be presented include whether virtual reality is ready for primetime, how fake news persists on social media, the use of games to...
19-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Violent Video Games Blamed More Often for School Shootings By White Perpetrators

People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of school shootings by white perpetrators than by African American perpetrators, possibly because of racial stereotypes that associate minorities with violent crime, according to new...
11-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind and Society

Technology, Mind and Society – an interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between psychology and technology
26-Aug-2019 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

APA Statement on Expected Rule Eliminating 20-Day Limit on Detaining Immigrant Children

Following is the statement of Jaime “Jim” Diaz-Granados, PhD, deputy CEO of the American Psychological Association, regarding the administration’s expected decision to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement, which limited to 20 days the...
21-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor Fit Between Job Demands, Reasoning Abilities Associated with Chronic Health Conditions

Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic health conditions and retire early, which may not be ideal for the employee or employer, according to research...
12-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Psychology Can Help Prevent Deadly Childhood Accidents

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of...
2-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Stress and Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our...
2-Aug-2019 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change Conversations Can Be Difficult for Both Skeptics, Environmentalists

Having productive conversations about climate change isn’t only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists, according to two studies presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological...
2-Aug-2019 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Psychologists Available to Talk About Gun Violence, Hate Crimes, Radicalization

5-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT


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

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