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Living in violent neighborhoods affects children's brain development

Living in neighborhoods with high levels of violence can affect children’s development by changing the way that a part of the brain detects and responds to potential threats, potentially leading to poorer mental health and other negative outcomes,...
20-Feb-2024 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Socioeconomic insights shift hiring views

Both liberals and conservatives are more likely to believe that merit-based hiring is unfair after learning about the impacts of socioeconomic disparities, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
29-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sleep deprivation makes us less happy, more anxious

Sleep loss does more than just make us tired. It can undermine our emotional functioning, decrease positive moods and put us at higher risk for anxiety symptoms, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association that...
18-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Psychology programming at CES 2024 to focus on intersection of humans, technology

Making social media safer for kids, using games to promote prosocial behavior and reduce violence and managing ethical issues surrounding artificial intelligence are some of the topics to be presented in a new programming track developed by the...
18-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Just say no to that invitation

It may feel unforgivably rude to reject an invitation – even one to an event you would much prefer not to attend – but people often overestimate the social consequences of saying no, according to research published by the American Psychological...
7-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mental health crisis highlights access challenges

The ongoing mental health crisis is causing significant challenges for many psychologists as they grapple with demand fueled by patients presenting with increasingly severe symptoms year after year, according to APA’s 2023 Practitioner Pulse...
5-Dec-2023 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Even a joyous holiday season can cause stress for most Americans

U.S. adults are feeling joyous but overwhelmed this holiday season, as nearly nine in 10 (89%) say that concerns such as not having enough money, missing loved ones and anticipating family conflict cause them stress at this time of year, according...
30-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Psychological science can help counter spread of misinformation, says APA report

Debunking, “prebunking,” nudging and teaching digital literacy are several of the more effective ways to counter misinformation, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association.
27-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Journal highlights contributions of Black psychologists

Despite historical strides and the important perspectives Black psychological researchers offer to their field, the contributions of Black psychologists have been left out of many foundational teachings in psychology, according to the journal...
5-Jul-2023 2:40 PM EDT

PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT STIGMA, MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES TO MARK NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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

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