American Psychological Association News

Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills

November 26th, 2013
Video Games Help Boost Social & Cognitive SkillsA new review on the positive effects of playing video games finds that the interaction may boost children's learning, health and social skills. The American Psychological Association (APA) study ...

Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy Improves Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women

August 17th, 2013
Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy Improves Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women A new study has found that hypnotic relaxation therapy can improve sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes. The Baylor ...

Video Game Researchers Probe Aggression Via Attention, Cognition

August 5th, 2013
Video Game Researchers Probe Aggression Via Attention, Cognition The psychosocial effects of video games have been studied for decades, but consensus remains out of reach. Opinion is mixed on whether ...

Most Americans Have Trouble Identifying Multiracial People

August 2nd, 2013
Multiracial people are more often misidentified as being white than black, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association's 121st annual convention.. "Today, the distinctions among white, black, Latino ...

Feeling Left Out Can Lead to Risky Financial Decisions

August 1st, 2013
Feeling Left Out Can Lead to Risky Financial Decisions   People who feel isolated are more inclined to make riskier financial decisions, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 121st ...

Kids Bullied for Years More Likely to Go to Prison

August 1st, 2013
Being Bullied Repeatedly When Young Linked to More Arrests and Prison TimePeople who are repeatedly bullied as kids and teens are “significantly” more likely to go to prison, according to new research presented at the ...

1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating Violence

July 31st, 2013
1 in 3 Kids Victims of Dating ViolenceAbout one in three American youths between the ages of 14 and 20 say they've been of victims of dating violence — and almost one ...
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