A global role
The eighth annual Psychology Day at the
United Nations focused on how psychology can
help reduce inequalities around the world.
Keeping HIV in the forefront
For 25 years, APA’s Committee on Psychology
and AIDS has overseen the association’s work to
prevent and educate people about HIV/AIDS.
Massive open online courses, known as
MOOCs, offer a way to get psychological
science into the public sphere.
A new look at self-injury
Self-injury is a well-recognized clinical
phenomenon, but its causes — and therefore
its cures — have been somewhat elusive.
Two clinical researchers have emerged with
compelling and complementary views on why
people engage in this harmful behavior.
18Are preschoolers being overmedicated?
Behavioral therapy is recommended as
the first line of treatment for very young
children. So why is medication use rising
among this group?
Candidates for APA president
answer two more questions
This month’s questions focus on
increasing APA membership and the
association’s role in the public discourse
of political, legal and social issues.
New research suggests strategies that
can help people overcome poverty
and avoid the mental and physical
health problems associated with low
Eliminating class bias
An APA committee is working to help
psychologists be more sensitive in their
work with people living in poverty.
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