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APA Calls on Amazon’s Bezos to Resist Pressure to Resume Selling Conversion Therapy Books

WASHINGTON July 23, 2019 – Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s CEO, should resist calls by some members of Congress to resume selling books that promote “conversion therapy” because there is insufficient scientific evidence that such practices are safe, especially for young people facing rejection by their parents, according to the American Psychological Association. “Amazon.com made a good […]

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Killer whales share personality traits with humans, chimpanzees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 – Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers in Spain analyzed the personality traits of 24 captive killer whales (Orcinus orca) at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego and the […]

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APA Stress in America: Generation Z stressed about issues in the news but least likely to vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2018 – Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z – those between ages 15 and 21 – with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to the American Psychological Association’s report Stress in America™: Generation Z released today. Despite these […]

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Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD: Holding children in federal facilities for longer than the 20 days allowed by current law is unacceptable

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 – Following is the statement of American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to detain migrant children beyond the 20 days allowed by current law: We are dismayed that the administration continues to place the mental and physical health of migrant children and […]

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Two-thirds of Americans stressed about future of our nation, including majority of Democrats and Republicans: APA survey

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2017 —Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of our nation, including a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, according to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) report Stress in America™: Coping with Change. More than half of Americans (57 percent) say the current political climate is a very or […]