SpotlightGwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD
Psychological research shows that people often notice differences between themselves and others, but judgments about the differences can be based on biased thinking.
- APA and Y-USA help Y staff identify warning signs of depression in youth
APA has partnered with the YMCA to educate its staff about depression and other mental health problems in young people to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to increase access to care.
- APA Praises DOMA Decision as Victory for Science, Human Dignity
APA President Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, said that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act was “a triumph for social science and recognition of the basic dignity of all American citizens."
- Media Advisory: New Psychological Research Explores Government Policy Impacts on Immigrants
American Psychological Association presents special journal issue with leading experts on immigration mental health challenges
- APA's open access, open data, open methods journal waives author fees through 2014
The co-editors of Archives of Scientific Psychology have waived author fees to help support the launch of APA's unique journal.
- APA and the APA Insurance Trust Announce New Business Relationship
From APA Publishing
- Internet Sex Offenders
This book examines the use and contribution of the internet to sexual crimes, including the creation and dissemination of child pornography, and online and offline solicitation efforts leading to contact offenses such as rape and sexual assault.
- Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel
This book investigates the essential role of resilience in the mental health of military personnel and evaluates existing programs for developing and maintaining resilience in various branches of the armed forces.
- Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities
This book synthesizes research from a wide variety of disciplines to help developmental and family psychologists support families of children with disabilities and address the many challenges and stressors that these families face.
- Attachment in Group Psychotherapy
This book applies attachment theory to group psychotherapy, explaining how group therapists can effectively work with members who have different attachment styles.
- Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This book describes strategic decision making, a flexible yet evidenced-based approach to making clinical decisions in order to move treatment forward in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Continuing Education in Psychology
- Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology
This five-part video-on-demand program highlights the critical role of psychological science in understanding, preventing and treating cardiac events.
Calls for Nominations, Awards and Applications
- Committee on Psychology and AIDS Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award
This award serves to actively demonstrate COPA's commitment to ensure issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice.
- COPA Call for Nominations for Term 2015-2017
Send nominations by Aug. 15, for three new members to serve on the APA Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2017.
- Committee on Children, Youth and Families: Call for Nominations
The Committee on Children, Youth and Families nomination materials should be submitted by Aug. 30, 2014.
- Nominations to the APA Committee on Aging
The Committee on Aging is accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for two new members to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
- Award in Support of Conferences and Workshops on Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training in Psychology
These grants support conferences and workshops intended to enhance the quality of education for faculty and/or supervisors who train graduate students, interns and/or postdoctoral fellows in psychology.
- Nominations to the Committee on Women in Psychology
APA's Committee on Women in Psychology is seeking nominations for two new members to begin terms in January 2014.
APA member Elizabeth L. Waterman, PsyD, in:
Hands-free devices still cause driver distraction, says study — NBC News
"Driving as a task is very, very complex for the human brain," said Waterman. "Our attention span is limited in capacity. So, the more we add gadgets in the car, the more we're likely to lose focus and attention on driving — and more likely to make mistakes.”