APA News

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.

APA endorses March for Science

March 9, 2017, APA Press Release
Association calls on psychologists and allies to participate in march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 22.

Finding your dream psychology career

February 23, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Don't want to go into practice, research or teaching? Here's how to find a nontraditional career that uses your expertise and sparks your interest.

APA, others prevail in copyright litigation

February 16, 2017, APA Press Release
Federal judge finds copyright infringed on educational standards developed by APA, American Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education.

A growing wave of online therapy

February 15, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Flexible nature of services benefits clients and providers, but psychologists must be careful to comply with federal and state laws.

Low birth weight babies at higher mental health risk

February 13, 2017, APA Press Release
Babies born with extremely low birth weight more likely to experience particular mental health problems beginning in childhood and extending at least through their 30s.

Love your job? Share your story

February 6, 2017, APA Center for Organizational Excellence
Center for Organizational Excellence seeks submissions during February.

Deception detection

January 23, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Researchers have developed new strategies to help police and other investigators catch liars in the act.

Seven steps to finding the right advisor

January 23, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Your success as a graduate student in research psychology may depend on it. Here's advice from experts on finding the best fit

APA January 2017 news briefs

January 17, 2017, Monitor on Psychology
APA marks its 125th anniversary; APA building earns top rank for efficiency and sustainability; new podcasts; and more.

A new NFL playbook: Enhancing mental health

January 11, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Psychologists help National Football League identify and support players who may be struggling with depression, stress, career transitions and other challenges.