New research is leading to
an understanding of how
placebos work — findings
that may lead to more
effective treatments and
better drug research.
Changing the cancer landscape
A special issue of the American Psychologist
reviews psychology’s role in cancer risk
reduction, treatment adherence and quality
of cancer survivorship.
Trauma in Ukraine
A psychologist is using Skype to train mental
health providers in war-torn Ukraine.
State by state, psychologists
stand for science
An APA program is training advocates
to explain to members of Congress — in
person — why psychology research is
Money stress weighs
on Americans’ health
Although our overall stress is down since
the Great Recession began, many Americans
continue to be substantially stressed by
money, according to the latest APA Stress in
Career-changing funds for psychology
The Graduate Psychology Education Program
— the nation’s only federal psychology training
initiative — gets a historic funding boost,
allowing more psychologists to be trained and
more patients to be served.
Gaming to learn
Do educational computer and video games lead
to real learning gains? Psychologists say more
research is needed.
Big data could help prevent
In a partnership with NIMH, the Army is
identifying the risk factors that can lead service
members to take their own lives.
Competence vs. conscience
‘Conscience clause’ initiatives expand beyond
psychology training into the practice arena.