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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.
13-Nov-2019 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to...
7-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people’s health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
5-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by...
5-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Middle-Aged Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder Potentially at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks, Study Says

Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs of worsening cardiovascular health more than other adults, according to research published by the American...
24-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women CEOs Judged More Harshly Than Men for Corporate Ethical Failures

People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. However, organizations led by women endure less negative backlash...
23-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Statement of APA President Marking World Poverty Day

Following is the statement of Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, marking World Poverty Day: “World Poverty Day represents an opportunity for us to examine our biases, move beyond our individual selves...
16-Oct-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Arizona State’s McNamara First Editor of New Open-Access APA Journal

Danielle S. McNamara, PhD, has been named the inaugural editor of the new journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior, to be published by the American Psychological Association.
3-Oct-2019 12:05 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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