American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association was founded in 1892 for the purpose of elevating the psychological professions to a science by promoting research, teaching and education. Among other endeavors the APA holds seminars, publishes studies, teaches advanced methods and advocates for the profession. News releases, publication excerpts are available on-line.

Address
750 First St., N.E. Washington, DC 20002-4242
Website
http://www.apa.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psychological_Association

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Why stress and anxiety aren't always bad

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable—and that they often play a helpful, ...

Pediatrics

Psychology can help prevent deadly childhood accidents

Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Older adults more likely to condemn even accidental harm

As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When working with animals can hurt your mental health

While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according ...

Health

Food insecurity common across US higher education campuses

Many university and college students across the U.S. report lacking access to a reliable supply of nutritious food, a concept known as food insecurity, which can affect their ability to learn, according to research presented ...

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