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With more than 115,700 members, the American Psychological Association (APA) advances psychological science to promote health, education and human welfare.
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Although research has long demonstrated the unreliability of eyewitness identifications, police largely resisted making changes until DNA evidence over the past three decades presented incontrovertible proof that the wrong person had been convicted.
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APA Jul 21
Dr. Pimple Popper has more than 3.8 million YouTube subscribers who watch her squeeze, pop and pick pimples. What is the attraction? Psychology offers some answers.
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APA Jul 20
Technology is rapidly advancing across the psychology field. Are you keeping up? Register for and visit the Technology Pavilion to discover innovative products and resources that can support your work—and learn how to make the most of them!
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APA Jul 20
This study highlights a potential association between digital media and behavioral symptoms typically associated with ADHD. But it's important to remember that correlation does not necessarily equal causation.
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APA Jul 19
Your brain, just like everyone else’s, is lazy by default. It likes to ask suboptimal questions — your mind wants an easy answer, not to uncover breakthrough solutions.
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APA Jul 19
Psychologist Margaux Ascherl uses her training to help increase agricultural productivity. She leads a team responsible for the design and testing of precision agriculture technology used in John Deere equipment. Join us for this FREE 30-min. webinar.
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APA Jul 18
Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences pushed for more open science, but what is open science? As part of APA's 125th anniversary speaker series, Brian Nosek, executive director of the Center for Open Science gave us a primer. Watch it here:
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APA Jul 17
Another unexpected by-product of the intense heat of summer.
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APA Science Jul 16
APA is proud to join 68 other scientific and health organizations to oppose the proposal to restrict the use of the best available science in its policymaking
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APA Jul 16
Virtual reality exhibits great promise as an adjunct to therapy.
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APA Jul 15
It's a great way to maintain a child's learning through the long summer vacation without all the structure of school.
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APA Jul 14
Given that insufficient air and food was a major issue for the trapped boys, meditation was probably a very practical response to their situation.
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APA Jul 13
Looking at large numbers of social media postings in aggregate can tell us quite a bit about Americans’ mental state. In this episode, Sharath Guntuku, PhD, talks about analyzing tweets to identify regional variations in stress and well-being.
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APA Jul 12
As with all scientific theories, we'll need more research to confirm, but an interesting theory: Could the plaques associated Alzheimer's actually be the result of an immune response to an infection earlier in life?
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APA Jul 11
The boys may have made it out of the cave, but it doesn't mean they're out of the woods.
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APA Jul 10
is more than an opportunity to learn, share, and network with top psychologists across the discipline—it’s a place of insight and inspiration that will energize you and help elevate your career. Register now!
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APA Jul 10
Can you inherit your parents' trauma? Research suggests you can.
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APA Jul 9
Why we prefer original artworks to duplicates (i.e. forgeries)......
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APA Jul 9
A new APA webinar series will show you ways to grow your online professional presence by utilizing social platforms, creating a personal website, joining organizational Listservs and more. Learn more and register!
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APA Jul 8
The number of suicides per 100,000 Americans rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015. And yet the suicide rate in many European countries dropped as much as 20 percent from 2000 to 2012. What's going on here?
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