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Science Showcase Presents Psychology’s ‘Hands-On’ Benefits

The American Psychological Association plans to feature three public demonstrations of psychological science applications, including one that enables “seeing” with one’s ears rather than eyes, at the organization’s 119th Annual Convention here this week. The Science Showcase will be open to the public Aug. 5 and 6, near the entrance to the convention exhibits and […]

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Schools Need Collaboration Instead Of Packaged Solutions For The Best Mental Health Programs

Top researchers throughout the country have developed mental health programs to address many of the most profound issues facing schools, including students’ disruptive and aggressive behavior, anger outbursts, anxiety, and suicide. However, according to University of Missouri researchers, many schools lack the capacity to access and fully adopt these programs. This lack of capacity hurts […]

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Texas Psychologists Under Attack

David White, CAE, Executive Director of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA), released an urgent announcement to its members today. Mr. White explains that master’s level professionals in school psychology seek the use the legally protected title of “Psychologist,” which is reserved for those with a doctoral degree. This announcement includes brief background coverage of this […]

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Social Ecology – Lost And Found In Psychological Science

Various aspects of our environment – including political systems, economic systems, and even climate and geography – can affect our thinking and behavior, a field of study known as socioecological psychology. In a report in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientists Shigehiro Oishi and Jesse Graham from […]

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Personality Predicts Cheating More Than Academic Struggles

Students who cheat in high school and college are highly likely to fit the profile for subclinical psychopathy – a personality disorder defined by erratic lifestyle, manipulation, callousness and antisocial tendencies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These problematic students cheat because they feel entitled and disregard morality, the study found. The […]

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