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2014-09-05 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tycko & Zavareei has scored a significant appellate victory on behalf of the membership of the American Psychological Association ("APA"). On September 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed the trial court's dismissal of a class action complaint alleging improper dues-charging practices by the APA, in Levine et al. v. American Psychological Association and American Psychological Association Practice...

2014-08-28 08:24:48

APA survey links employee recognition to satisfaction, motivation and work effort WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor Day is a celebration of American workers and the contributions they have made to the well-being of the country. As we mark Labor Day's 120(th) year as a federal holiday, only about half of the U.S. workforce (51 percent) say they feel valued by their employer, more than a third (36 percent) haven't received any form of recognition in the last year and...

2014-08-07 16:32:46

Programs Designed to Support High Demand for Psychological Services in Mental Health Centers, Private Business, International Affairs and Special Education LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), the leading nonprofit national graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences, will offer online Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,...

2014-07-23 23:19:41

Representatives from Thought Technology Ltd. will be on hand at the upcoming APA Conference in Washington, DC to demonstrate their new Stress Control software package and ProComp Infiniti physiological monitoring system. The meeting takes place August 7-10, 2014. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Thought Technology's new Stress Control Suite is a set of simple tools, designed to help clinicians do biofeedback therapy with clients, even if they have little or no experience with...

2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...

2014-07-17 16:26:48

Funded by Mental Health Services Act through the California Department of Mental Health LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's (TCSPP) Clinical Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) Programs are among 37 psychology students in California who have received an internship stipend through the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC). The Chicago School is the leading...

2014-07-10 23:07:31

The July/August 2014 issue of the "Monitor on Psychology" includes coverage on the latest therapies that help people who stutter gain mastery over their symptoms. Highlighted is the scientifically based, behavioral stuttering therapy program at nonprofit Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI). Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The July/August 2014 issue of Monitor on Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), features coverage on the...

Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

American Psychological Association Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to...

2014-06-26 08:28:56

Becomes Third U.S. State to Enact Prescription Privileges WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association applauded a new law making Illinois the third state in the country to authorize licensed clinical psychologists with advanced, specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. "This is a landmark moment for mental health care," said Norman B. Anderson, PhD, APA's executive vice...

2014-06-10 08:22:51

Stress, Anxiety, PTSD Among Likely Impacts to Overall Well-Being WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change will have significant negative impacts on Americans' health and psychological well-being, due to an increase in the frequency and severity of climate-related natural disasters and other climate-related changes in the environment and weather. Likely effects, which will increase as climate change's physical impacts accelerate, include stress, anxiety,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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