Current Issues

Current mental health issues across the natural state.

Psychologists Respond to Harvey

Psychologists are responding in several ways to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The American Psychological Association released a statement today from President Tony Puente: “The American Psychological Association joins with all Americans in support of the thousands of people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by Hurricane Harvey. We have watched with horror the…

Healthcare and Corporal Punishment

“OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER” Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Division 55 — June, 2017 Signs of a Unified Federal Health Care System?  Those intrigued by the seeming inconsistencies which exist when reflecting upon the role of the federal government as a provider of health care should develop an appreciation for…

Islamic Terrorism and Domestic Mass Shootings: Psychological Link

Islamic Terrorism and Domestic Mass Shootings are Caused by the Exact Same Psychological Phenomenon From: Quartz Author: Alana Conner, PhD, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions [Edited] According to a publicly available dataset from the New America Foundation, in the years since 9/11, jihadists born in the US have killed…

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. The New Yorker / February 27, 2017 / Elizabeth Kolbert (Edited for length) Even after the evidence “for their beliefs has been totally refuted, people fail to make appropriate revisions in those beliefs…” Thousands of subsequent experiments have confirmed (and elaborated on) this finding.…

APA Calls Upon Congress to Oppose American Health Care Act

Expresses concern to House leaders over Congressional Budget Office analysis APA Press Release / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Contact: Jim Sliwa / (202) 336-5707 / jsliwa@apa.org WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a…

APA Endorses March for Science

Calls on psychologists and allies to participate Press Release from the American Psychological Association (APA) Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Contact: Kim I. Mills / (202) 336-6058 / kmills@apa.org WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association has signed on as an official partner of the upcoming March for Science, calling it a demonstration of the importance…