APA has begun work to create the association’s first treatment guidelines, focusing initially on depressive disorders and obesity – health problems that affect people of all ages and from all walks of life
In a recent episode of APA's video series, "This Is Psychology," CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, shares how psychologists have insights and solutions to address the problem of climate change.
- American Psychological Association Elects Drexel Professor Donald N. Bersoff as 2013 President
- Delegation to Cuba seeks additional members
APA is offering a unique opportunity to study practices, treatment and education in psychology as part of a delegation to Cuba in March.
- National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula
In addition to setting forth learning objectives for high school psychology students, this document provides guidance for teaching based on active learning principles and recommendations for student learning assessment.
- New Department of Veterans Affairs panel integrates psychology
APA CEO Norman B. Anderson, PhD, joins the National Academic Affiliations Council, a new Veterans Affairs health care advisory committee.
- Psychologist Matthew Nock is MacArthur Fellow
Researcher is recognized for multidisciplinary approach to suicide and self-injury.
- APA Announces National Survey of High School Psychology Teachers
From APA Publishing
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. This page provides basic facts about PsycTESTS, including number of tests covered, update frequency, format, access options, and more.
Call for Nominations
- Deadline extended: Call for nominations for Committee on Human Research
Scientists with interests in human research protections are sought for APA panel.
- Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Awards
The APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) invites nominations for its annual Leadership Awards. These awards demonstrate CWP’s commitment to ensuring that women receive equity both within psychology and as consumers of psychological services, and that issues pertaining to women are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice.
Continuing Education in Psychology
- Brief Therapy
A structure will be presented for organizing the tasks and skills involved in different phases (pre, early, middle, late, and follow-through) of therapy, will provide case examples and will illustrate brief therapy techniques.
From the Press Room
- Too Much Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression
Accurate assessments for poor performance better for self-esteem, research finds.
Terry Vance, PhD
is quoted in:
“How Insults Spur Success” — The New York Times
“It makes such a difference in your life when somebody tells you ‘no’ and you have enough survival instinct,” says Terry Vance, a psychologist in Chapel Hill, N.C. “It spurs you.”