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American Psychological Association

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural...

Is Government Intervention Needed to Prevent an Unsafe DSM 5?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

APA has failed to provide appropriate governance. Government intervention may turn out to be the only hope to prevent massive misdiagnosis and all its harmful, unintended consequences.

Are Blogs Better For Teens Than Diaries? New Study Says Yes

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

We here at HuffPost High School knew it all along (not to brag, or anything), but now there's the research to back it up -- a new study by the America...

Liberation Psychology and the Occupy Movement

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

While the term liberation psychology is less commonly known in the United States than in Latin America, the spirit of liberation psychology has been e...

10 Ways To Become More Resilient

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Instead of trying to bob and weave what life throws at us, I'd rather have the comfort of knowing that I can take life's best shot and be able to get back up and move forward.

Jaweed Kaleem

More Americans Praying For Their Health | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion

Americans, especially women and African-Americans, are increasingly turning to prayer when it comes to health issues, according to a new study publish...

The Marketing Genius of Erectile Dysfunction

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

We must tip our hats to the creative and strategic geniuses among us who took one of the most embarrassing maladies literally known to man and made it sexy.

APA Wants James Mitchell, Psychologist Who Helped CIA Torture, Stripped Of His License

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Psychologists in the United States have been warned by their professional group not to take part in torturing detainees in U.S....

Ex-Gay Group Should Repent, Not Revel

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

On Saturday, I will join nationally recognized advocates at the Irvine United Congregational Church (9-5PM) in a conference to crash Exodus' gay-bashing birthday bash.

Why do some women have such a hard time making friends: Nature or nurture?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Many women write to me perplexed about why they can't form close friendships. They try new approaches, put themselves in all the right places, see the...

Discredited Researcher: Gays in the Military Want to Rape Their Fellow Servicemen

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Paul Cameron, head of the Family Research Institute, claims he compiled data that shows that gays are four-to-seven times more likely to rap their fellow servicemen.

APA Stress Survey: Denver Is Most Stressed Out City

Rueters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The American Psychological Association released its annual survey examining stress levels across the country this week, revealing that 75 percent of D...

Richard Cohen Is a Charlatan And a Sell Out!

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan E. Dowlin

Richard Cohen, a reformed "ex-gay" and "psycho-therapist" who is not licensed to practice in any state, claims he is qualified to speak for thousands of questioning gays. He is wrong.

A Flexible Workplace Is a Happier, Healthier Workplace

Annie Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Annie Toro

Research shows that employers benefit from offering greater workplace flexibility. When employees receive the flexibility they need, there is less absenteeism and greater job satisfaction.

7 Tips To Relieve Holiday Stress

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

While 'tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it's also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we're sure to ...

Interrupting Unfriendly Persuasion

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When persuasion is used without regard for the other person, when it becomes sadistic and reckless endangerment, it is what we have come to know as torture.

APA Was Right To Reject Harmful 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Groups like Exodus and the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), regularly encourage clients to say they have converted, even though they are still gay

The American Psychological Association and Torture: The Day the Tide Turned

Bryant Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryant Welch

How the APA turned psychology away from humanitarian values is a study in organizational failure and professional disaster.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

Torture, Psychology, and Daniel Inouye: The True Story Behind Psychology's Role in Torture

Bryant Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryant Welch

The transformation of the APA in the past decade from a historically liberal organization to an authoritarian one that actively assists in torture has been an astonishing process.

Let Us Give Thanks

Roger Fransecky | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

I would hope that this Thanksgiving we might all pause to do more than say thanks, but instead be the grateful selves that can fuel and inform a new way of being in our lives.