- Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits, Review Finds
November 25, 2013
Authors suggest balancing questions of harm with potential for positive impact
- APA Urges End to Sequestration
November 13, 2013
Decries eroding investments in scientific research, public health, education
- Current Book Titles Available Electronically from the American Psychological Association
November 12, 2013
- American Psychological Association Statement Commending the Final Regulation for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
November 8, 2013
- APA Welcomes Senate Passage of ENDA
November 7, 2013
Says research supports benefits of workplace equality for LGBT people
- Council Policy Manual
The Council Policy Manual is a collection of policy actions taken by the APA Council of Representatives from 1960 to the present. These are official APA policies, covering issues such as convention affairs, education, ethics, ethnic minority affairs, international affairs, practice and science.
- APA Council of Representatives Directs Change in its Ethics Code to Prevent So-Called Nuremberg Defense
The APA Ethics Committee has said that no defense for torture will ever be acceptable within the APA ethics adjudication process.
- APA Actions to Implement the Council Resolutions Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
The American Psychological Association (APA) has undertaken several actions over the past year to implement the APA Council of Representatives resolutions against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
- Response to George Will’s Column about Same-Sex Marriage
Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, writes letter to the editor pointing out inaccurate and misleading assertions in Washington Post column
- APA on Children Raised by Gay and Lesbian Parents
How do these children fare?
- Stress is no laughing matter
Letter to the editor in response to the Washington Post coverage of the release of the “Stress in America” survey on too much stress.
- APA Issues Clarification on Psychology Employment Data
APA responds to an NPR report about psychology employment and clarifies the data source, the number of psychology degree types, and the popularity of psychology as a major.
- Cynthia Belar Response Letter to the New York Times
Letter to the editor in response to the New York Times magazine's article "Intern Gap Frustrates Clinicians in Training."
- APA Response to Time Magazine Online Q&A With Alan Kazdin
APA President Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD, authors a letter to the editor in response to Time magazine's article "Q&A: Yale Psychologist Calls for the End of Individual Psychotherapy"
- APA Response to New York Times on Psychiatry and Drug Therapy
APA CEO Norman Anderson, PhD, authors a letter to the editor in response to the article "Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy."
- Beyond Medicine: Addressing Broader Roots of Illness in Health Care Reform
Op-Ed from APA CEO Norman B. Anderson about integrating psychology into health care reform.
- Saying it Again: Psychologists May Never Participate in Torture
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an opinion editorial by the president of the American Psychological Association responding to recent media reports surrounding Bush administration memos seeking to justify the use of harsh interrogation techniques. Feel free to reprint it in its entirety with credit to APA and Dr. James H. Bray .
Task Force Reports
- Psychology and Global Climate Change:
Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges
The task force examined psychology’s role in understanding and addressing global climate change, including efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.