In the Public Interest
A publication of the Public Interest Directorate
In This Issue
- Human Rights Day: Dec. 10
Public Interest celebrates Human Rights Day, highlighting the connection between psychology and human rights.
- A podcast to protect your aging brain
On the Speaking of Psychology podcast, neuropsychologist Glenn Smith, PhD, discusses cutting-edge research on dementia and the effectiveness of physical exercise and brain-training games as prevention.
- Ethnicity and Health in America Series
Raising public awareness concerning the varied health concerns of America's people of color while highlighting the impact of psychological factors on these health concerns.
- Sexualization of girls: “Seamingly Obvious”
A mother's fight to help little girls become amazing women.
By G. Tina Wolridge
- APA Offers Involvement in Federal Advocacy Activities
Federal Action Network fosters grassroots action on key public policy issues for psychology.
- Sign-on Letter Urges Shift Away From Detention of Immigrant Children and Families
APA represents scientific perspective on immigration issues.
- APA Signs Letter Supporting Services for Homeless Children and Youth
Legislation seeks to expand scope of federal programs
- Spend a Year Working on Policy in Washington, D.C.
APA fellowships offer psychologists at all points in their career the chance to apply their skills in government.