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2014-04-23 08:30:51

APA survey finds only half of workers believe their employer is open and upfront with them WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the rebound in the U.S. economy and an improving job market, nearly one in four workers say they don't trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association's 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey released today. While almost two-thirds (64 percent) of...

2014-04-14 10:39:24

Precise attitudes rather than general support predict action on good cause, according to research Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn't mean people will take action. However, people are more likely to sign up if they have positive attitudes specifically about registering as a donor, according to research published by the American Psychological...

2014-03-27 20:21:49

First and Only Clinical Psy.D. Program Offered in the City of New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's (TCSPP) new Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier University of Louisiana. Applications for the program's fall 2014 semester can be submitted through the TCSPP website. The opening of applications for the five-year program--the only...

2014-03-10 08:29:49

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota State Senator Julie Rosen received the 2014 State Legislator of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) in recognition of her ongoing support of integrated health care services and her critical involvement toward the passage of the mental health consultation to primary care practitioners legislation. Sen. Rosen, a Republican, was presented with the award at a ceremony in...

2014-03-05 08:28:16

Three Honored for Best Practices WASHINGTON, March, 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association will recognize seven employers for their efforts to promote employee well-being and organizational performance at its ninth annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 8. The four employers who will receive APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) are Tasty Catering (Illinois), Certified Angus Beef...

2014-03-03 23:27:00

National Sleep Awareness Week spreads the awareness of the importance of sleep. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury, when in fact, it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleeping...

2014-02-18 23:31:51

HealthForumOnline’s (HFO) new continuing education (CE) course, The Psychologist’s Role as Expert Witness in Immigration Cases, reviews political trends and current immigration cancellation and deportation laws along with the psychological criteria for cancellation of deportation cases and related issues to enable mental health professionals in this line of work to best consult, assess, report and provide expert witness testimony in these federal cases. HFO offers over 90 online CE...

Teenage Stress Rivals That Of Their Older Adult Counterparts: Survey
2014-02-13 10:27:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people of a certain age remember their teenage years as a time of high stress and a new survey from the American Psychological Association (APA) has confirmed that teens experience similar stress patterns to their older adult counterparts. The survey also found that teens are more likely than adults to say their stress level has minimal or no impact on their physical health – 54 percent of teens compared to 39 percent of adults...

2014-02-04 23:26:52

HealthForumOnline (HFO), a nationally-approved provider of online continuing education (CE) announces updates to the online CE course, “Fundamentals of Healthy Aging: A Biopsychosocial Perspective.” These online CE course updates underscore HFO’s commitment to offering state-of-the-science theory- and evidence-based continuing education to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other allied health professionals, with over 90 online CE courses that are fast, convenient and...

2014-02-04 23:25:37

Ohio Psychological Association and American Psychological Association offer tips for a heart healthy lifestyle. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 With all the focus on romance and love around Valentine’s Day, the most important aspect of the heart is often overlooked—its health. February is National Heart Month and a time when Americans should remember that there are simple steps they can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. The American Psychological Association’s...