APA News

The humanistic roots of harm reduction

November 16, 2017, Society for Humanistic Psychology newsletter
Tools that humanistic practitioners can use to assist those suffering from addiction in a person-centered manner using new harm reduction philosophies and techniques.

Decolonizing psychology in South Africa

November 16, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
In the aftermath of the apartheid era, psychologists are working to make psychology more relevant to the vast majority of South Africans.

Avoiding the 'I'm so busy' trap

November 13, 2017, Psych Learning Curve blog
Those with real knowledge about what got you to the point of ultrabusiness will know how to supply the support you need.

Meet Washington Post editor Laura Helmuth

November 9, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
As The Washington Post health, science and environment editor, neuroscientist Laura Helmuth brings science to life and exposes misinformation that puts the public at risk.

4 questions for Rebecca Ryan

November 2, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
The Georgetown University developmental psychologist explains why low-income parents of young children need more support than ever to keep up with their wealthier counterparts.

Getting a job: How to negotiate salary

November 1, 2017, The Monitor
Department heads offer their insights on how to negotiate the best deal when offered an academic job for the first time.

APA releases 'The Ethical Practice of Consulting Psychology'

October 24, 2017, APA Books
Using the APA Ethics Code as its foundation, this book teaches readers how to make ethical decisions when conducting assessments and applying interventions with individual employees, work groups, and entire organizations, small and large.

Psychologists in the news

October 17, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Awards, appointments and other notable achievements presented to psychology students and professionals.

What's at the root of racial stereotyping?

October 12, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
The Tufts Social Cognition Lab explores the social-cognitive processes behind stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Penalty letters coming about 2016 PQRS reporting

October 9, 2017, APA Practice Organization
Practicing psychologists who did not report quality measures in 2016 under the Physician Quality Reporting System face 2 percent reduction in all their Medicare Part B payments in 2018.

APA co-sponsors Symposium on Statistical Inference

October 4, 2017, Psychological Science Agenda
The symposium will drive change that leads to lasting improvements in statistical research, communicating and understanding uncertainty, and decision making.

The Virtual Psychology Museum

September 28, 2017, Psychology Teacher Network newsletter
Online museum features famous studies, interactive content, videos, demonstrations and podcasts.

Psychologists in the news

September 21, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Awards, appointments and other notable achievements presented to psychology students and professionals.

#ThankAScientist Week

September 14, 2017, Psychological Science Agenda
Twitter campaign puts the public in touch with cutting edge research.

How much do today's psychologists earn?

September 14, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
The latest salary report from APA finds that psychologists in the middle of the country outearn their peers.

New book looks at APA's long history

September 4, 2017, APA Books
Updated volume shows how APA has evolved in response to intellectual, cultural, political, economic and other historical developments.

Impact of racism and discrimination

August 15, 2017, APA Public Interest Directorate
How race-related stress impacts the physical, psychological and social well-being of African-Americans.

Opening doors with I-O psychology

August 15, 2017, Psych Learning Curve
An interview with a graduate student who has embraced her chosen field in industrial and organizational psychology.

So lonely I could die

August 5, 2017, Press Release
Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say

Making writing a priority

August 3, 2017, Psychological Science Agenda
A guide to establishing writing goals and effective habits.

Learning myths vs. learning facts

July 24, 2017, Psych Learning Curve Blog
With the wealth of knowledge invalidating the effectiveness of learning styles, it is quite remarkable institutions still use them as a pillar of their program.

Bullying and safe schools for LGBT students

June 15, 2017, Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Support organizations, research and other tools for professionals working with schools to create safer environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Mind changing can be risky

June 8, 2017, Press Release
Leaders who change stance on moral position seen as hypocritical, less effective, study says.

Chinese medicine meets psychotherapy

May 31, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Psychologist Paula King adds psychological and behavioral health services to a practice that offers complimentary and alternative treatments.

Florida woman wins APA librarian travel award

May 31, 2017, APA Databases & Electronic Resources
Rachael Elrod, Head of the Education Library and Assistant University Librarian at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainsville, FL, is the latest recipient of the APA Librarian Conference Travel Award.

APA plans conference on technology, mind and society

May 26, 2017, Psychological Science Agenda Newsletter
April 2018 conference will bring together psychological scientists, technology experts, neuroscientists and educators to study the interplay of behavioral science and technology.

Four questions for Paul Bloom about empathy

May 22, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
In a new book, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom, PhD, argues that empathy leads us astray when we rely on it to make moral decisions.

Helping victims of female genital cutting

May 16, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Research is starting to explore the psychological consequences of the practice, which is widely seen as a human rights violation.

APA Ethics Committee closes call for nominations

May 11, 2017, APA Ethics Office
Thank you for your interest in the call for nominations for the APA Ethics Code Task Force (ECTF). The period to submit a nomination is now closed. We expect a final decision and announcement regarding the ECTF committee selections will not be made until sometime in September. We will contact candidates with final information as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience during this process.

APA at the March for Science

May 4, 2017, APA Science Directorate
Sights and sounds from APA participants during the April 22 march in Washington, D.C.

Psychology takes center stage at UN

April 19, 2017, APA Events Calendar
Livestreaming on Thursday highlights psychological contributions for social, economic and environmental challenges at the United Nations in New York City.

Psychology faculty salary data published

April 18, 2017, APA Center for Workforce Studies
Compensation survey results cover for psychological faculty employed full-time in four-year colleges and universities during the 2015-16 academic year.

APA Marches for Science

April 17, 2017, APA Science Directorate
Join APA for livestreamed advocacy training on April 22, and march for science April 22 in Washington, D.C., or any of hundreds of sites worldwide.

APA members to vote on bylaws change

April 10, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Amendments would update descriptions of APA Board leadership roles and responsibilities to comply with current legal requirements.

Idaho OKs medication prescribing by psychologists

April 5, 2017, APA Press Release
Idaho is the fifth state to grant psychologists with advanced specialized training the right to prescribe certain medications for treatment of mental health disorders.

10 ways to help students with ADHD

April 3, 2017, APA Psych Learning Curve blog
How schools and parents can partner to aid children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

APA CEO at Kennedy Forum on mental health and addiction

April 3, 2017, APA Governance
Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, chief executive officer and executive vice president of APA, was a featured speaker in the Kennedy Forum's "2017 State of the Union in Mental Health and Addiction" conference in Seattle.

Changes coming to licensing exam

March 29, 2017, PracticeUpdate
Learn about upcoming changes to EPPP, the exam state and provincial psychology boards use to make licensing decisions.

Healing by design

March 28, 2017, The Monitor
Nix the glass table and fill the room with light. These and other research-based design insights for therapists' offices can reap client benefits

Psychologists contribute to UN's 2030 agenda

March 22, 2017, Psychology International Newsletter
As new U.N. secretary-general takes office, psychologists play role in setting and supporting the mission for the next decade.

APA continues its work to address poverty

March 19, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Association is working to protect access to mental health care, boost the minimum wage and defend other programs that help low-income people.