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  • 1.Race
    According to research by psychologists and others, prejudice and discrimination are still problems in American society. Research also shows that contact between people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds can reduce stereotyping and prejudice.
    Psychology Topic
  • 2.Health Disparities
    Health disparities occur when differences in health status exist between one population group in comparison to a more advantaged group, and most address issues of social justice and equity. Learn more about APA research and where to get help.
    Psychology Topic
  • 3.Human Rights
    Human rights are rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. APA’s vision statement includes serving as an effective champion of the application of psychology to promote human rights.
    Psychology Topic (January 2011)
  • 4.Psychologists, Promoting Health
    Psychological science is unlocking the mysteries of how the brain works, helping people make healthy lifestyle choices and improving the treatment of complex human problems.
    Psychology Topic
  • 5.Obesity
    Obesity is marked by excess accumulation of body fat caused by genetic factors and behavioral factors — especially eating too much and exercising too little. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and other problems.
    Psychology Topic
  • 6.Violence
    Violence is an extreme form of aggression, such as assault, rape or murder and it has many causes, including frustration, exposure to violent media, violence in the home or neighborhood, and a tendency to see other people's actions as hostile even when they're not.
    Psychology Topic
  • 7.Trauma
    Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Reactions such as shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms.
    Psychology Topic
  • 8.Sexual Abuse
    Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent. Reactions include shock, fear, disbelief, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Psychology Topic
  • 9.Testing Issues
    Information about psychological testing issues, including the development, creation, administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests of abilities such as intelligence or aptitudes; personality (e.g., traits, attitudes); and mental health, including neurological disorders.
    Psychology Topic
  • 10.Socioeconomic Status
    Socioeconomic status is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group.
    Psychology Topic
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