Research highlights from APA's psychology and education blog.
Tools that humanistic practitioners can use to assist those suffering from addiction in a person-centered manner using new harm reduction philosophies and techniques.
In the aftermath of the apartheid era, psychologists are working to make psychology more relevant to the vast majority of South Africans.
Sexual harassment can cause enduring psychological harm.
Concerns about health insurance coverage and increased taxes on individuals pursuing higher education.
APA resolution calls for the association to promote and support psychology’s involvement in palliative care and end-of-life issues.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield assures Practice Organization that recent letters about 90837 are educational with no financial consequences.
McWilliams highlights the continuing burden for poor people who seek to present mental health defenses.
Learn how to use the PsycINFO database for more than just locating articles.
Defense and veterans' agencies provide opportunities for prescribing psychologists.
University of Memphis Professor Rosie Phillips Bingham will serve as APA's 2018 president-elect.
Those with real knowledge about what got you to the point of ultrabusiness will know how to supply the support you need.
The Practice Organization helps psychologists make sense of multiple policy reports on health care reform.
This webinar reviews the structure of records and value-added fields in the PsycINFO database.
Infusing creativity in the classroom, neuroimaging and other studies.
Association works to support veterans.
How early career psychologists can make the most of this social media platform.
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.
You know you want to serve patients, but have you defined your mission and explored the business requirements of going into practice? Here are seven factors to consider.
More than 50 videos document cutting-edge research, leading psychologists and new voices from the field during APA's 125th Annual Convention.
Using one term over another can affect psychologists' payment rates.
Calling it a "mental health problem" distracts from finding real solutions to gun violence, Puente says.
The decision brings Michigan a step closer to achieving mental health parity.
How clinicians can recognize and respond to elder abuse in patients.
Latest research from APA's education blog.
Association calls for more funding, emphasis on nonpharmacological pain interventions.
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.
Special issue of APA's flagship journal looks at psychology of terrorism.
The candidate should have expertise in the coverage area of the journal.
November Clinician's Corner, includes CE credits.
Department heads offer their insights on how to negotiate the best deal when offered an academic job for the first time.
Training on effective communication can bridge divide between scientists and journalists.
APA CEO explains the value of behavioral health services under the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Featured research from APA's psychology and education blog.
How these options are framed has important psychological implications.
Says halting payments would "cause chaos."
Today’s international psychology students and new psychologists face travel bans, visa restrictions, acculturation issues and more. Here’s how faculty can help.
Vital advice from psychology chairs and others who make hiring decisions
The problem with being pretty, according to 2017 research
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.
This APA CE workshop introduces dual loyalty through case scenarios and discussion questions.
Deadline extended to Oct. 27 for conference to be held April 5-8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Does your child seem stressed to be back at school? Fear not.
Featuring strategies for improving assessment, memory and learning.
The Practice Organization pays tribute to a dedicated advocate for the profession.
APA is a leader in supporting ethical research that enhances the lives of humans and nonhumans alike.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services release annual changes affecting hundreds of codes.
Fewer women than men report opportunities to develop skills needed for career growth
Awards, appointments and other notable achievements presented to psychology students and professionals.
The latest workshop continues the conversation about fundamental principles and emerging ethical issues in clinical practice.
Practicing psychologists discuss how to strike the balance between building a brand via social media and protecting their privacy — and the privacy of their clients.
Each week, APA's Education Directorate collects news about education from a wide-ranging set of outside publications.
This move will wreak havoc on the health insurance markets.
Executive order encourages association health plans to pick and choose the services they cover, won’t help those who desperately need mental health, substance use and other critical services.
This online museum features famous studies, interactive content, videos, demonstrations and podcasts.
Showcasing schools that apply psychological science to promote student academic and social-emotional growth and success.
Registration by Nov. 15, 2017 is highly recommended.
The Tufts Social Cognition Lab explores the social-cognitive processes behind stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.
Aebersold brings 25 years of communications experience, innovation, management.
APA congratulates Richard H. Thaler, PhD, on being named recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Counselor describes working with an elementary school to establish SEL program
Program, an initiative of APA President-elect Jessican Henderson Daniel, will recognize psychologists serving as community leaders.
Voice-only communication more accurate than visual cues for identifying others’ feelings, study says.
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.
Study examining effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys was criticized by primate expert Jane Goodall.
Highlights from APA's education blog.
Factors to consider when weighing your options.
Experts discuss the postdoctoral training psychologists need to obtain if they want prescription priveleges.
APA seeks comments on the draft "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in Children and Adolescents."
The symposium will drive change that leads to lasting improvements in statistical research, communicating and understanding uncertainty, and decision making.
The convenience of an EHR makes running your practice more straightforward.
Learn about fundamental principles and emerging ethical issues in clinical practice.
Includes advice on how to talk to kids, calls for public health approach to gun problems
APA members can cast their ballots through Oct. 24, 2017.
Open nominations for experimental psychology, neuropsychology, methods, neuroscience and rural health journals.
Vivian Ota Wang shapes how researchers access vast amounts of biomedical data.
What do young children need to be successful in school?
Soft skills college students need now and in the future.
Input sought on guidance documents for practitioners.
Online museum features famous studies, interactive content, videos, demonstrations and podcasts.
Deadline for nominations is Nov. 1, 2017.
Tips from an expert reviewer on the program review process.
Statement by APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD, in response to the withdrawal of Cassidy-Graham.
Experts bring the science of human behavior to the judicial system.
An attitude of curiosity over judgment is a very hard, but important, trait to develop.
Academic administrator provides a case study on getting past the roadblocks to effective academic assessment.
California Psychological Associationprovides information about services related to state's End of Life Option Act.
APA issues call for submissions for its new Technology, Mind and Society Conference, to take place April 5-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Psych Learning Curve rounds up psychology news from multiple sources focusing on education.
A new beta site featuring assessment examples created by the participants at the 2016 APA Summit on National Assessment of Psychology.
Awards, appointments and other notable achievements presented to psychology students and professionals.
Practice Organization lawyers explain the differences in state child abuse reporting laws.
Psychology careers for master's graduates and opportunities in various fields.
Major barriers are preventing scientists from pursuing research that is needed to understand the impacts of recreational and therapeutic use of cannabinoids.
The CREATE Center explores how older adults use technology and develops tools and training programs to meet their needs.
APA's Practice Organization offers practical advice on how to make sense of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
In Episode 49 of APA's "Speaking of Psychology" podcast series, Saul Kassin, PhD, tells listeners that false confessions aren't always what they seem.
Twitter campaign puts the public in touch with cutting edge research.
From the APA education blog news roundup.
The latest salary report from APA finds that psychologists in the middle of the country outearn their peers.
Comments are due Oct. 2.
Indiana tried, but failed, to enact a law that would prohibit the death sentence for people with serious mental illness. Could other states come forward?
Scientists, APA and other organizations seek to alter policy at National Institutes of Health.
A federal program that pays off education loans in exchange for work with underserved communities is at risk.
A guide for students interested in sport psychology.
Also learn about independent scholars, revoking a doctorate and school-based mental health programs.
New regulations bring Missouri in line with APA's Model Licensure Act
Special issue of APA journal outlines science on social ties and health, calls for public health priority.
Tips to help navigate an impending postdoc market.
Calls for Congress to reinstate protections for young immigrants.
APA's candidates for 2017 president-elect present their views to membership.
With funding from APA's Librarian Conference Travel Award, a psychologist lectures on students' information choices.
Updated volume shows how APA has evolved in response to intellectual, cultural, political, economic and other historical developments.
Urges him to consider impact on immigrants, families.
Learn how APA and the Practice Organization are advocating to improve Medicaid.
Psychology research from Psych Learning Curve.
While some interventions with explicit focus on the stereotypes may help, there is growing evidence that this approach can backfire.
APA recognizes Droby for his service to the underserved Alaska Native populations of the Bering Strait Region.
This primer for undergraduates explains how to write a clear, compelling, well-organized research paper in psychology.
The latest from your APA Science Government Relations team.
Tips from a psychology professor for dealing with negative feedback.
Developing the foundation for federal policy changes and more in the Div. 31 (State, Provincial & Territorial Affairs) newsletter.
Running start … to a great career: Psychologists share the pros and cons of running your own practice and working with a group.
Practical guide walks the reader through every step of the process for designing studies and writing research proposals.
Republicans and Democrats introduce bill to foster adoption of electronic health records; psychologists pressure Congress to reject ACA repeal.
Tips on research, finding educational grants and building healthy childhood relationships from the APA Education Directorate.
APA's Publications and Communications Board has opened nominations for the editorships of several journals.
A program of international collaboration in research, education and scholarship.
APA's RESilience Initiative will provide resources to promote strength, health and well-being among youth of color.
Jamie Shapiro, PhD, on role models, how she uses psychology in her job and why sports psychology matters
New post to promote key publishing programs
How race-related stress impacts the physical, psychological and social well-being of African-Americans.
An interview with a graduate student who has embraced her chosen field in industrial and organizational psychology.
News about and for psychology and psychologists, compiled from national outlets.
Get credit for CE sessions presented at the 125th APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Keynote videos from the weeklong summit on the teaching of high school psychology.
Running start to a great career, advice for being an effective team member
The APA Office on Early Career Psychologists, with the help of state psychology leaders and advocates, has assembled this state psychology licensure toolkit.
While the news is not all good, Congressional appropriators have largely rejected the big science budget cuts proposed by President Trump.
Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say
Lack of cultural identity, marginalization related to Muslim immigrants’ support for extremism, research finds
It’s not just art, it’s science, psychologist says
Stigma due to age, sexual orientation, HIV status contributes to poor mental, physical health
Sessions can help athletes at all levels develop mental edge, psychologist says
Multi-week regimen may be an effective complement to traditional therapy, multiple studies suggest
Access to counseling for patients, mentoring for physicians could help increase use, survey says
Young exposure associated with need for power over women, older with promiscuity, study says
Health care providers may offer weight loss advice in place of medical treatment, researchers say
A guide to establishing writing goals and effective habits.
Notes contributions to advancing scientific knowledge.
John Fraser's passions have led him to co-create a think tank that collaborates with change-makers to build 'healthier societies in a thriving biosphere'
Offers preprint services, data repository, open science badges
Clinical practice guideline can help inform health care providers’ and patients’ treatment plans for PTSD
Explaining psychological factors that make technology addictive and how to break the cycle.
Conversation highlights the past and future of psychology.
Research contradicts stereotypes that only women have trouble juggling work and family.
More on the historic milestone summit in psychology education and developments in social-emotional learning.
In the fifth part of a six-part series on Medicaid, we profile a psychologist who has nearly a decade of experience working with low-income clients.
Cites research showing no ill effects of open service on military readiness, harmfulness of discrimination to health, well-being.
What graduate students need to know about professional liability, student insurance and safeguarding their careers.
Measures under consideration would gut Medicaid, leave over 20 million uninsured
Understanding how psychologists fit into Medicare's new payment models.
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.
Cultivate relationships and meaningful application of your work.
Feeling less active than your peers is associated with an earlier death, study says.
Practice Organization opposes rate cuts and seeks feedback from members participating in TRICARE.
Seasoned researchers and other experts offer advice on how to maximize your chances of getting funding for your research.
The APA Ethics Code can be useful for psychologists in academia
APA psychologist teaches Chinese therapists about LGBTQ stigma.
New features improve searchability, add useful functions
A plan for raising brilliant kids, according to science and more in this week's education news roundup.
Two-tiered insurance markets would force most vulnerable into more-expensive plans
Helpful resources for students exploring careers.
Information on the 5 W's related to threat appraisals, the safety process and creating a plan of action.
Livestream of the weeklong summit on the teaching of high school psychology.
A psychologist's NGO is helping young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina document the reality of their experiences.
The five candidates for APA's 2019 president are answering a series of questions on key issues facing APA and the field.
A guide to influencing education with science and more in this week’s news roundup.
Scans suggest food is a form of escape from self-critical thoughts
Report finds graduate programs neglecting to teach students skills they need for today's workplace.
Examining what we know about sexual assault of men in the military and what research is still needed.
How can Div. 19 (Society for Military Psychology) more effectively serve those suffering from combat-related PTSD?
APA report recommends ways to boost women's status and pay
How the science of psychology saves lives behind the wheel.
A virtuous cycle of gratitude and prosocial behavior makes students feel more positive.
Psychologists are working with surgeons to screen cosmetic surgery candidates.
Stanford researcher works with APA to support the National Science Foundation.
Qualitative methods offer a way to check your assumptions or biases before starting a quantitative study.
Welcomes clarification allowing some to enter U.S.
Psychologists would use the qualified clinical data registry to track outcomes and meet the federal reporting requirements.
The Commission on Accreditation needs visitors for all levels of training.
Tips from early career psychologists who also work as consultants.
Find out what notable psychologists are doing all over the nation.
Laura P. Minero answers questions about being undocumented and her intersectional LGBTQ research.
Bill would devastate Medicaid, endanger Americans with mental health and substance use disorders, including opioid addictions, APA says.
Greater diversity of positive emotions leads to lower indicators of systemic inflammation, study says.
How in-network and out-of-network providers should respond to a request for records from an insurance company.
The campaign raised $12.6 million to exceed its $5 million goal.
June 21 is National ASK Day, a reminder of the importance of asking if there are unlocked guns in homes where children play.
Calling attention to the need to transform science education and more in this week’s news roundup.
Advice for including Medicaid clients in a psychology practice.
APA plans to train more than 6,000 psychologists to work in and with primary and specialty health care practices.
Today’s father is no longer always the traditional breadwinner and disciplinarian.
Individual authors not program’s target, APA says
Why adolescence lasts forever, salaries in psychology and more, from this week's news roundup from APA's Education Directorate.
Support organizations, research and other tools for professionals working with schools to create safer environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Academic research opportunities for psychology majors.
Consulting firm Avalere Health Inc. analyzes the “physician definition” bill, and APA supports legislation on Medicare equity.
Psychologists risk their careers in a dire human rights crisis.
Dallas school honored for implementing mindfulness practices.
In 2015, the median annual salary for psychologists was $85,000.
Tips for teachers to help students feel accountable and connected to their learning.
Leaders who change stance on moral position seen as hypocritical, less effective, study says.
The transition from adolescence to adulthood has unique physiological, psychological and sociopolitical consequences for African-American youth.
Call for nominations for member-at-large and public member positions.
The state has passed a law that allows appropriately trained psychologists to prescribe medication, a move that APA says increases access to care.
Five candidates for 2019 APA presidency answer questions about challenges to the association and APA's vision of its future.
Kowal joins APA's nearly $100 million publishing group after working at Thomson Reuters and The Scientist magazine, among other positions
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, the official journal of APA Div. 10 (Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) is seeking nominations for editors.
A guide to asking for and writing strong recommendations.
Psychologist Paula King adds psychological and behavioral health services to a practice that offers complimentary and alternative treatments.
APA online writing solution wins top Gold Stevie award as best new educational product - source for reference or educaton 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.
Leaders with moderate amounts of charisma seen as more effective than those with high or low levels, study says.
From "Tim's Law" to the Affordable Care Act, Sheila Schuster is an advocacy powerhouse in Kentucky.
Which sector employs the most psychology research doctorates, the new proposed U.S. budget and more, from this week's news roundup from APA's Education Directorate.
April 2018 conference will bring together psychological scientists, technology experts, neuroscientists and educators to study the interplay of behavioral science and technology.
Daily interactions with toddlers may be influenced by gender, research finds.
Senior and early-career psychologists recognized for major scientific contributions.
Statement issued in response to the Congressional Budget Office's scoring of the American Health Care Act.
Almost one-third of U.S. workers cynical about organizational changes, management’s motives.
Early career psychologists share how they use data to help their patients and grow their skills.
This guide offers the practical support you need to navigate the opportunities, expectations, and responsibilities of your adjunct appointment.
Proposed cuts imperil public health, research, education.
Psychologists need to know how professional societies and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee survey help establish reimbursement rates.
In a new book, Yale psychologist Paul Bloom, PhD, argues that empathy leads us astray when we rely on it to make moral decisions.
APA Journals staff offer tips to division leaders.
New chair-elect, member-at-large for education and member-at-large for general focus.
Findings could lead to new ways to identify and treat individuals at risk for anxiety disorders.
Advice for gaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval on research projects with students.
The purpose of the program is to support joint activities that enhance the work, interests or goals of two or more divisions.
Research is starting to explore the psychological consequences of the practice, which is widely seen as a human rights violation.
Self-assessment tools and strategies can help practitioners ensure they are practicing competently.
Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD, on using research to prevent bullying: May 31, 6-8 p.m., at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
I/O practitioners need to be comfortable with project work or maintenance, keeping abreast of research and other diverse responsibilities.
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.
Participants provided congressional offices with funding recommendations.
How psychologists’ input helps determine the value of a reimbursement code
What the science says about how preschool benefits children and more in this week’s news roundup
This issue of the Monitor contains the candidates' biographies and statements.
Psychology students increasingly are struggling with math. What are instructors to do?
APA and American Diabetes Association partner to educate more psychologists.
A 50-year exploration of cultural inclusion of Asian-Americans.
While more accredited internships are still needed, more students got the internships they need compared with years past.
Urges Senate to reject bill that could deprive millions of people access to health insurance.
Sights and sounds from APA participants during the April 22 march in Washington, D.C.
Reactions to Netflix "13 Reasons Why" series, what it means to be a great teacher, and more.
Tips from a psychology professor on email etiquette.
How revisions to psychological and neuropsychological testing codes may affect payments.
The American Psychological Association invites nominations for its scientific awards program for 2018. Deadline to nominate is June 1, 2017.
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2018 Gold Medal Awards. Deadline to nominate is June 1, 2017.
Organizations say amended version of American Health Care Act still would harm Americans with mental health and substance use disorders.
Applications are still being accepted for two of this summer’s APA ATIs
A report shows parents are the perpetrators
Events will address challenges for children’s mental health, LGBTIQ population, minority boys and men, caregivers and people with chronic illness.
These top practices offer opportunities for research, pro bono work, built-in CE and more.
The task force will review the prescriptive authority training program and model legislation.
Candidate statements for each APA division or SPTA are now available.
What are some of the tangible benefits to wrapping up your dissertation before beginning a demanding internship? Let us count the ways ...
State psychological association continues its nine-year fight to uphold ethics code and pass stalled regulations
Livestreaming on Thursday highlights psychological contributions for social, economic and environmental challenges at the United Nations in New York City.
Compensation survey results cover for psychological faculty employed full-time in four-year colleges and universities during the 2015-16 academic year.
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.
Nevada Psychological Association successfully advocates for interns’ enrollment in state-run insurance program.
The psychological approach to educating kids and more in this week’s news roundup
Tiffany Karns recognized for commitment to psychology education.
Daria Schaffeld recognized for commitment to psychology education.
Amendments would update descriptions of APA Board leadership roles and responsibilities to comply with current legal requirements.
Topics in special issue of APA's flagship journal include: political radicalization; prevention of radicalization from nonviolence into terrorism; and mental disorder and terrorist involvement.
Idaho is the fifth state to grant psychologists with advanced specialized training the right to prescribe certain medications for treatment of mental health disorders.
How schools and parents can partner to aid children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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.
Quality, not quantity, of relationships makes a difference
New report outlines psychological effects on individuals and communities, vulnerable populations
Scientifically validated standards must apply, court says
Learn about upcoming changes to EPPP, the exam state and provincial psychology boards use to make licensing decisions.
Nix the glass table and fill the room with light. These and other research-based design insights for therapists' offices can reap client benefits
This guide offers the practical support you need to navigate your adjunct appointment.
Several hundred psychologists travel to D.C. to advocate for expanded mental health care coverage.
As new U.N. secretary-general takes office, psychologists play role in setting and supporting the mission for the next decade.
Should teachers give students their slides before or even after class?
Association is working to protect access to mental health care, boost the minimum wage and defend other programs that help low-income people.
Drastic cuts would severely limit science, health, education and human services programs
Association expresses concern to House leaders over Congressional Budget Office analysis
Prudential Financial receives Organizational Excellence Award; four others receive Psychological Health Workplace awards.
Findings could help explain why black men more likely to be shot by police, study says