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Press Releases

Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

Recommends steps to address stress that significantly affect health differences, life expectancy
January 8, 2018

Perfectionism Among Young People Significantly Increased Since 1980s, Study Finds

Excessive desire to succeed, compete with others may have negative impact on youth psychological health
January 2, 2018

APA Calls for Consideration of Best Scientific Evidence By CDC, HHS

Guidance reflects pattern of devaluing science, APA asserts
December 18, 2017

How Much People Earn is Associated With How They Experience Happiness

Lower-income individuals experience more positive emotions focused on others, study says
December 18, 2017
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