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Press Releases

Statement of APA President in Response to Florida High School Shooting

Framing the problem in terms of mental illness does not direct us to appropriate solutions, Daniel says
February 16, 2018

APA Urges Congress to Reject Spending Cuts That Would Undermine the Future Health of the Nation

Proposed FY2019 budget falls short of addressing opioid epidemic, decimates mental health workforce pipeline programs
February 14, 2018

APA Urges Defeat of Bill to Weaken Americans With Disabilities Act

Measure would establish lengthy waiting period, shift responsibility to people with disabilities
February 14, 2018

Belief in Conspiracy Theories Associated with Vaccine Skepticism

Despite scientific evidence, some people still question vaccinations, study says
February 1, 2018

Dishonest Individuals Perceived as Less Capable

People view immoral individuals as less able to do their jobs or complete tasks effectively, study says
January 31, 2018

APA policy statements on topics such as ethics, health care reform, and LGBT issues.


APA responds to news on issues relating to psychology.


Op-eds contributed by leaders of APA.


Watch the latest episodes from APA's video series:

  • Psychology: Science in Action
    Psychology: Science in Action is a facet of APA's public education campaign aimed at illustrating the breadth and depth of psychology and the variety of settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings
  • Videos for Psychology Teachers
    The APA Education Directorate and the APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) have provided these videos for psychology teachers to view and/or use in class as appropriate. 
  • Psychologists in Integrated Health Care
    This series highlights how psychologists can work side-by-side with other health Professionals to improve patients’ overall well-being.

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