APA teams with Microsoft to create mental health lessons through ‘Skype in the classroom’ collaborative education program
The APA-Microsoft partnership will tap psychologists to give Skype-based classroom talks on anxiety, depression, anger and resilience for students across the U.S.
- APA asks psychologists to ‘stand for science’
With budget cuts in sight, APA is urging members to let Congress know the critical importance of maintaining psychological research funding at the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.
- Council approves revised ‘APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major’
The revised education guidelines will help psychology departments provide high-quality, culturally attuned psychology programs for students.
- APA Public Interest Directorate welcomes new leadership in the Government Relations Office
Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD, has joined APA as the new associate executive director and director of Government Relations for Public Interest.
By Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD
- National Institutes of Health calls for research proposals examining violence
Funding is available for research on the cause and prevention of violence.
- Acknowledging the growing population of multiracial youth and families
This CYF issue illustrates the emerging trend, examining the population stressors, individual and familial mechanisms related to racial socialization processes and influences of society and culture.
- Panel Discusses the Impact of Unemployment
APA member speaks on unemployment at Congressional Black Caucus event.
From APA Publishing
- Trauma and Substance Abuse
This book explores the underrecognized connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse.
- Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology
This edited volume is intended for psychologists, kinesiologists, physical education specialists, and students interested in exploring opportunities in sport and exercise psychology.
APA Journals Special Issues
- Health Psychology Meets Behavioral Economics
Special issue of the APA journal Health Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 9, September 2013. The issue was designed to attract both conceptual and empirical articles, to present a wide spectrum of thinking and methods, and to illustrate how behavioral economics might address today's pressing health problems.
- Clinical Process
Special issue of the APA journal Psychotherapy, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 2013. The articles describe behaviors or techniques that help stimulate Clinical Process, shape its content, or influence its direction and focus.
Calls for Nominations and Applications
- Call for Nominations for Journal Editors
APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) has opened nominations for the editorship of a new quarterly journal, tentatively titled Practice Innovations, to begin publication in 2016. Nominations will be considered until selection is completed, but for optimal consideration candidates should apply before March 15, 2015.
- APA Grants for Internship Programs
APA has allocated up to $3 million over a period of four years for seed funding under a grant application process to increase the number of APA-accredited internship programs and positions.
Combining psychological research with mobile technology, “ReliefLink” offers continuity and follow-up for people at risk for suicide.
Speaking of Psychology
"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series that gives psychologists the opportunity to talk about their work and share their insights.
Episode 2: The good and bad of peer pressure (Brett Laursen, PhD)