APA COUNCIL AFFIRMS PSYCHOLOGY’S ROLE IN TACKLING CORONAVIRUS
The resolution, which was adopted Aug. 5 by APA's governing Council of Representatives, also outlines the psychological effects of the economic crisis, including unemployment, financial hardships and lack of access to online learning for some students.
APA PARTNERS WITH CADMORE MEDIA TO RELAUNCH APA PSYCTHERAPY® DEMONSTRATION VIDEO PLATFORM
APA plans to launch a new version of APA PsycTherapy, a streaming platform of psychotherapy demonstration videos, with enhanced content and functionality.
APA EXHORTS FACEBOOK TO PROHIBIT HATE SPEECH
The American Psychological Association has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to ban hate speech on Facebook, citing decades of scientific research.
STUDY: EXPERIENCING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA MAKES BODY AND BRAIN AGE FASTER
Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity.
STRESS IN AMERICA™ 2020: STRESS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, VOLUME THREE
Pandemic-related stress holds steady, but feelings of frustration, fear, and anger are rising as nation struggles through uncertain times.
MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS REASSURED BY COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE MEASURES BUT STRESSED ABOUT NATIONWIDE UNCERTAINTY
Pandemic-related stress holds steady; feelings of frustration, fear and anger rising as nation struggles.
2020 STRESS IN AMERICA GRAPHS VOLUME THREE
Informational charts from the 2020 Stress in America report about stress and the global pandemic, Volume Three.
APA URGES ICE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER TO RELEASE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN FROM FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS
A statement by Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, regarding the extension of a federal court order for the release of immigrant children from family detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION GRATIFIED THAT ADMINISTRATION DROPS PLAN AIMED AT SENDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS HOME
Move recognizes value of international students, says APA president
APA DECRIES MOVE TO CUT CDC OUT OF COVID-19 DATA COLLECTION
A statement by APA President Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, regarding the administration’s order that hospitals bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and report coronavirus data to a central database in Washington.
BLACK WOMEN OFTEN IGNORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS
Black women are often less likely to be associated with the concept of a ‘typical woman’ and are viewed as more similar to Black men than to White women.
APA VOICES OPPOSITION TO RULE TARGETING INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
A statement by Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding a temporary federal rule requiring international college and university students to leave the United States if their school switches to online-only classes this fall.
PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS MISPERCEIVE BLACK CHILDREN AS ANGRY
Study findings suggest ramifications for Black youth.
STUDY: LONELINESS DID NOT APPEAR TO INCREASE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Americans may have found new ways to connect with, support one another despite distancing recommendations, stay-at-home orders, research finds.
2020 STRESS IN AMERICA GRAPHS VOLUME TWO
Informational charts from the 2020 Stress in America report about stress and the global pandemic, Volume Two.
APA LAUDS SUPREME COURT DACA RULING
A statement from APA President Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, on the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
MORE THAN 80% OF AMERICANS REPORT NATION’S FUTURE IS SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF STRESS, SURVEY SAYS
As protests continue, more than half of black adults say discrimination is a significant stressor.
STRESS IN AMERICA™ 2020: STRESS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, VOLUME TWO
Following civil unrest and the debate over the death of George Floyd, more than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress.
APA LAUDS SUPREME COURT RULING PROTECTING LGBT WORKERS
A statement from APA President Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law from discrimination on the basis of sex.
APA URGES CLOSER PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN POLICE, BEHAVIORAL EXPERTS TO STEM RACIAL INCIDENTS
Psychological research can help reduce crime, increase community trust, says APA CEO.
NEW ZEALANDERS’ ATTITUDES CHANGED AFTER PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN
In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science and the police, as well as greater patriotism.
PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH RECENT VIOLENT EVENTS TARGETING AFRICAN AMERICANS
APA experts can talk about discrimination, prejudice, racial profiling, police psychology.
APA VOICES SUPPORT FOR WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
American Psychological Association calls on U.S. to reconsider pulling out of World Health Organization, citing WHO’s critical mission during pandemic.
APA ASKS BEZOS TO ALLOW PSYCHOLOGISTS TO BE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE PPE ON AMAZON BUSINESS
Psychologists caring for people with COVID-19 are listed as essential workers by the federal government, yet they are unable to register to purchase professional-use only personal protective equipment through Amazon Business.
'WE ARE LIVING IN A RACISM PANDEMIC,' SAYS APA PRESIDENT
A statement by Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, APA president, regarding the mental health consequences of recent high-profile violent events targeting African Americans.
2020 STRESS IN AMERICA GRAPHS
Informational charts from the 2020 Stress in America report about stress and the global pandemic.
2020 STRESS IN AMERICA METHODOLOGY
Describes the methodology used to conduct the May, June and July 2020 Stress in America™ surveys.
STRESS IN AMERICA™ 2020: STRESS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, VOLUME ONE
To better understand how individuals are coping with the extreme stress of this crisis, APA has adapted its annual Stress in America poll into a monthly analysis of stressors and stress levels.
APA STRESS IN AMERICATM REPORT: HIGH STRESS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS IS THE NEW NORMAL FOR MANY PARENTS
Online learning, basic needs, missing milestones contribute to parental stress.
SASSE’S DISRESPECTFUL REMARKS RE PSYCHOLOGISTS IGNORE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN AMERICA, SAYS APA PRESIDENT
A statement by Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, president APA, in response to remarks by U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, during an online commencement address Saturday to Nebraska's Fremont High School.
MORE DIFFICULT TO FILE CLAIMS OF CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT UNDER NEW EDUCATION DEPT. TITLE IX RULE
APA expressed disappointment regarding a final rule published by the U.S. Department of Education making it more difficult for victims of campus sexual assault to file complaints and limiting the definition of sexual harassment to the most extreme cases.
APA LAUNCHES EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
APA has launched an exploratory committee to support applied psychologists, who use research, theory and methods to enhance human performance and well-being in a wide range of settings, including the workplace, product design teams, exercise and sports organizations, educational institutions and the criminal justice system.
APA APPLAUDS ADMINISTRATION, CMS FOR APPROVING PHONE-ONLY TELEHEALTH COVERAGE FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS
APA applauded the administration and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for expanding Medicare coverage for audio-only phone services during the coronavirus pandemic, including psychotherapy, health behavior assessment and intervention services, and other behavioral health services.
APA CALLS FOR DESTIGMATIZING CORONAVIRUS
APA joins with prominent health groups such as the World Health Organization in condemning the use of language linking the coronavirus with China or a specific region within China.
APA TO STATES, INSURERS: PROVIDE ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
APA 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.
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.
PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Experts can offer insight on mental health implications, risks, community response, social distancing, racism and xenophobia, and talking to children about the pandemic.
APA APPLAUDS CONGRESS FOR FUNDING EFFORTS TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS
APA applauded Congress and the president for swiftly enacting $8.3 billion in emergency funding in response to the coronavirus, but also appealed to the public to remain calm and heed the best scientific advice to deal with the spread of COVID-19.
APA REAFFIRMS POSITION ON VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
There is insufficient scientific evidence to support a causal link between violent video games and violent behavior, according to an updated resolution adopted by the American Psychological Association.
APA REAFFIRMS PSYCHOLOGISTS' ROLE IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
Psychologists have a key role to play in addressing climate change and treating the mental health effects that arise from changes to the planet’s weather patterns.
APA UPDATES RESOLUTIONS RELATED TO LGBTQ ISSUES
APA has revised three key policies related to LGBTQ issues to take into account the most recent research and changes in law, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage.
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.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE HALT TO SHARING IMMIGRANT YOUTHS' CONFIDENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY NOTES WITH ICE
APA expressed shock and outrage that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has been sharing confidential psychotherapy notes with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deny asylum to some immigrant youths.
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.
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
MAJORITY OF US 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 climate change.
PEOPLE MAY LIE TO APPEAR HONEST
When people obtain extremely favorable outcomes, they anticipate other people’s suspicious reactions and prefer lying and appearing honest over telling the truth and looking like selfish liars.
STATEMENT OF APA PRESIDENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING ALLOWING IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘PUBLIC CHARGE’ RULE
Statement of APA President Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the administration to begin implementing a new 'public charge' rule that would limit the eligibility of low-income immigrants to access federal programs, including health, housing and nutrition programs.
GRUS APPOINTED CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER OF APA
Catherine L. Grus, PhD, a former assistant professor of psychology and 15-year veteran of the American Psychological Association, has been named the association’s chief education officer.
STRICT ADHERENCE TO TRADITIONAL MASCULINITY ASSOCIATED WITH MORE SEVERE PTSD IN VETS
To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional masculinity, including suppression of emotion and self-reliance, but this can lead to difficulties such as PTSD.
WHEN CAREGIVERS NEED CARE
People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services due to cost.
CONGRESS SHOULD MAKE CANNABIS RESEARCH LESS CUMBERSOME, APA SAYS IN WRITTEN TESTIMONY
Congress should streamline the cumbersome, redundant and unnecessary regulations surrounding research on cannabis, making it easier for psychologists to continue studying its beneficial uses and developing effective treatments for its abuse.
APA COMMENDS CONGRESS FOR ALLOCATING FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH
Reducing gun violence is a top priority of APA.
STUDENTS DO BETTER IN SCHOOL WHEN THEY CAN UNDERSTAND, MANAGE EMOTIONS
Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores.
LONELINESS MAY BE DUE TO INCREASING AGING POPULATION
Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a 'loneliness epidemic,' older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from previous generations.
APA CRITICIZES PROPOSAL TO STOP ENFORCING NON-DISCRIMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HHS GRANTS
APA strongly criticized the administration’s proposal to halt enforcement of nondiscrimination requirements in Department of Health and Human Services grant rules, asserting that removing such protections will harm the most vulnerable populations.
INTERNATIONAL LEADERS OF PSYCHOLOGY ISSUE RESOLUTION AFFIRMING CLIMATE CHANGE A ‘SERIOUS GLOBAL THREAT’
The leaders of more than 40 psychological associations from around the world have signed a resolution asserting that climate change 'is a serious global threat, is occurring faster than previously anticipated, and is contributed to by human behavior.'
PERSONALITY TRAITS AFFECT RETIREMENT SPENDING
How quickly you spend your savings in retirement may have as much or more to do with your personality than whether you have a lot of debt or want to leave an inheritance.