If you are a member of the media in need of information about psychology or APA, if you are seeking expert sources, or if you would like to sign up to receive APA press releases, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 336-5700. Staff members can direct you to APA spokespeople or psychologists with expertise on a wide variety of timely issues. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET. If you are on deadline and need to reach someone outside of normal business hours, please contact Jim Sliwa at (301) 873-3129.

Press Releases

Rude to Your Coworker? Think of the Children

Incivility in the workplace associated with more negative parenting behaviors at home, study says
August 11, 2018

Depressed Teens, Depressed Parents

Treating depression in teens may benefit parents’ mental health, too, study finds
August 11, 2018

Dealing With Digital Distraction

Being ever-connected comes at a cost, studies find
August 10, 2018

Why We're Susceptible to Fake News, How to Defend Against it

Thinking developed in childhood makes people vulnerable, researchers say
August 10, 2018

It's Complicated: Our Relationship With Texting

From sexting to breaking up, texting can bring us close or drive us apart, studies find
August 9, 2018

Even Men Get the Blues After Childbirth

Postpartum depression as prevalent in new fathers as mothers, research says
August 9, 2018

APA Rejects Proposal Expanding Role of Military Psychologists to Treat Detainees in All Settings

Governing council opts to leave longstanding policy unchanged
August 8, 2018

You're Only as Old as You Think and Do

Increased control, physical activity lower subjective age in older adults, research says
August 9, 2018

Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal?

Psychologists explore potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disorders
August 9, 2018

Roles of Emotional Support Animals Examined

Beyond airlines, colleges and courts struggle to understand need, effects, researchers say
August 9, 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.