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Advancing psychological science to promote health, education and human welfare.
Advancing psychological science to promote health, education and human welfare.

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Meet the Speakers: A former consultant at the White House and founder and president of AmericaSpeaks, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer has spent her career focusing on our democracy and the intended vision of its founders. She is currently the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, which works to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system.

Join Dr. Lukensmeyer and the rest of our panelists at A National Conversation on Civility on September 26 (7-9 pm ET), held in partnership with the National Institute for Civil Discourse: https://on.apa.org/2puC4YB
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In the latest episode of Speaking of Psychology, hear how concern about a disproportionate number of police shootings of unarmed African-Americans led Dr. Marianne Celano and colleagues to the develop a children's book aimed at sparking important discussions within families about racial injustice: https://on.apa.org/2poSyl2
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Although many survivors of mass shootings show resilience, others experience ongoing mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. How can we help improve the long-term outcomes for these survivors? https://on.apa.org/2QQdRJ5
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Although common thinking is that girls and boys in grade school begin with the same cognitive ability, new research indicates that may not be the case when it comes to reading and writing: https://on.apa.org/2pnWbb5
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Getting your child to open up and talk to you can seem like a challenge, so what should you do if you suspect he or she is feeling suicidal?

These 10 tips can help: https://on.apa.org/2OzEBvJ
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"While the legislation passed today is a step in the right direction, greater investments are needed to respond to a crisis of this magnitude."

Read the full statement from APA CEO Dr. Arthur Evans regarding the Senate opioids bill passage, including a call for prioritizing specific areas of work: https://on.apa.org/2pge77q
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We're proud to support Give an Hour in its work to provide mental health resources to military and veteran communities, as well as other at-risk populations.

Learn more at giveanhour.org
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How will you share your expertise? Submit your proposal for APA 2019 and help showcase how psychology is working to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Deadlines and submission info: http://convention.apa.org/2019-call
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Have you reserved your tickets yet? Don’t miss your chance to join us on September 26 for A National Conversation on Civility, moderated by award-winning NPR host Scott Simon. Register today: https://on.apa.org/2p2lNtT
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Transitioning to college life can be a difficult time for many, and new research indicates that more than one third of first-year students report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder: https://on.apa.org/2CRM7k1
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