APA News

Connect with experts and senators at Medicare summit

March 20, 2018, PracticeUpdate
Join Senators Chris Murphy and Jay Rockefeller, as well as leading experts and advocates, to discuss best practices, challenges and successes in improving access to quality health care.

Opinion: No guns in schools

March 16, 2018, Society for Humanistic Psychology
Opposition to the notion that teachers should be armed to prevent school shootings.

The secrets behind slips of the tongue

March 15, 2018, APA Monitor on Psychology
The Language Production and Executive Control Lab at Johns Hopkins University investigates why words sometimes fail us.

Join APA at the March for Our Lives

March 8, 2018, Events
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, we urge our members to come together in Washington and around the globe to support the March for Our Lives.

Travel to Cuba with APA — apply now

March 7, 2018, Office of International Affairs
Open to psychologists and graduate students who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in the Caribbean.

Revitalize your practice website

February 27, 2018, The Monitor
IT experts and tech-savvy clinicians explain how to revamp your website to boost your practice.

How to write an op-ed with impact

February 21, 2018, Monitor on Psychology
Through editorials, psychologists can alert the public to the work they do that addresses society’s greatest problems.

Psychologists in the news: Award winners announced

February 21, 2018, Monitor on Psychology
Psychologists are awarded the Adoption Excellence Award, recognized for raising money for scholarships, becoming fellows, being teacher of the year, awarded the Grawemeyer Award, selected as a Governor's Teaching Fellows.

Telling stories for behavior change

February 20, 2018, APA Monitor on Psychology
Social psychologist Timothy D. Wilson, PhD, says revising the stories we tell about ourselves can lead to lasting behavior change.

Up to code: Your money matters

February 19, 2018, PracticeUpdate newsletter
Psychologists' participation in the Relative Value-Scale Update Committee survey is integral to your reimbursement.

Div. 32 annual conference in Boulder next month

February 14, 2018, Events Calendar
Society for Humanistic Psychology to meet on the theme, "Liberation through Wisdom and Love: Humanistic Psychology, Social Justice and Contemplative Practice."

Blog: Bringing psychological assessments to the NFL

February 14, 2018, Psych Learning Curve
Three industrial-organizational psychologists have given the National Football League an innovative and evidence-based tool for selecting players during the draft.

Psychologists work with activist athletes

February 12, 2018, APA Monitor on Psychology
New resources offer guidance for psychologists working with athletes who take a stand — or kneel — for social justice.

Symposia, simplified

February 8, 2018, Psychological Science Agenda newsletter
A primer on proposing a scientific conference symposium.

APA seeks grad student poster applications

February 6, 2018, APA Science Directorate
At its annual convention, APA is sponsoring a special late-breaking poster session for research by psychology graduate students.

Education news roundup: faculty salaries and more

February 2, 2018, Psych Learning Curve newsletter
Psychology faculty salaries at four-year institutions; new lesson plan for high school psychology; primer on proposing a scientific conference symposium; and more information for educators.

Psychologist on front lines of sexual harassment news

January 22, 2018, APA Monitor on Psychology
Colorado College professor Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD, says an inappropriate encounter with Harvey Weinstein put her on a path to study the sexual objectification and sexualization of girls and women.

Surviving financial instability

January 18, 2018, PracticeUpdate newsletter
Two early career psychologists provide tips to prepare for financial fluctuations.

Understanding trauma and stress disorders

January 18, 2018, APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology
Clinician's Corner workshop on trauma and stress disorders, addressing distinguishing features and recent developments.

Practice works to preserve TRICARE rates

January 16, 2018, PracticeUpdate newsletter
Advocacy efforts by the APA Practice Organization have been effective in stemming reimbursement rate cuts by two TRICARE contractors.

Advice for students applying to PhD programs

January 9, 2018, The Behavioral Neuroscientist and Comparative Psychologist
What you might not know about applying to PhD programs: Advice for students looking to apply for PhDs.

APA names 90 new fellows

January 8, 2018, APA Monitor on Psychology
New members of APA's list of luminaries nominated by divisions and approved by Council of Representatives.

Benefits of offering pro bono services

December 29, 2017, PracticeUpdate newsletter
Three psychologists talk about the benefits of pro bono services, both to the community and to one's practice.

Pros and cons of graduate student unions

December 27, 2017, Psychopharamacology and Substance Abuse Newsletter
Article examines the development of labor unions that represent the rights of graduate students.

Not your great-grandfather's psychoanalysis

December 25, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Psychologists have modernized the approach to better serve patients and have conducted more research to validate its success.

Tips to manage seasonal affective disorder

December 21, 2017, Help Center
When daylight hours start to decrease and it gets colder outside many people may find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression.

The three-minute pitch

December 14, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Communications competitions are helping psychology students captivate audiences with their research. Here's how you can, too.

How to get your book published

November 23, 2017, APA Monitor on Psychology
Acquisitions editors reveal what they look for in a book proposal and what you can do to ensure your book is a success.

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.