American Psychological Association

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion Therapy, Only the Second State in the U.S.

    New Jersey just became the second state in the Union to ban conversion therapy for minors. Telling teens they can overcome their gayness through therapy and prayer, a practice considered by just about everyone with half a hemisphere to be religiously motivated quackery, was banned by legislation sig ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2012
  • News

    September 21, 2011

    Young Men's Initiative: The White Mayor's Burden

    Bloomberg aims to help the young black and Latino men he has been throwing in jail for a decade

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    You Are Why You're Fat

    ​According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, you might want to look in the mirror the next time you blame an innocent Double Down for that extra chin you just can't seem to lose.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Money Can't Buy Happiness, Says Science. Except When It Can.

    ​According to a new scientific study, the old adage bandied about by poor people -- you know, that money can't buy happiness or whatever -- is true. Freedom and personal autonomy are way more important to people feeling happy, reports the American Psychological Association, which based this fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Study: Bad Things Are Worse the Second Time Around

    ​Scientists have undertaken to reveal a truth that no one really suspected was untrue, but anyway, now we know for sure! See, what happens is, when something unpleasant or painful happens to people, they generally take a little time and then forget about said event. But when they think it will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    APA: Gay-Straightening Doesn't Work

    ​A committee of the American Psychological Association has released a study that says gay-straightening has not been shown to work, and the APA's Council of Representatives passed a resolution suggesting that shrinks not offer such services to their patients. The Wall Street Journal reads i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Medical Headlines of the Day

    "Few Friends Combined With Loneliness Hurts Health For Elderly," researchers at the University of Chicago find. "Heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate," says a University of Washington/Monell Center geneticist. "TV Show ER Goes Off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    More Holiday Gloom from College Press Releases

    The University of Alabama is really bringing us down today. First they sent us a release headlined "Thanksgiving Could be Worst Travel Day of the Year," and then we got "Merry Christmas on a Shoestring" from assistant professor of consumer sciences Jan Brakefield, which includes such spirit-crushers ... More >>

  • People

    August 16, 2005

    The Interpretation of Reams

    Talking with Albert Ellis, world-renowned anti-Freud therapist

  • Music

    August 24, 2004

    With Arms Outstretched

    Redheaded indie wet dream Jenny Lewis brings even more of the good out of Rilo Kiley

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Complex Persecution

    A Long Island Family's Nightmare Struggle With Porn, Pedophilia, and Public Hysteria

  • Books

    November 5, 2002
  • News

    May 1, 2001

    Straightness 101

    Christian Conservatives Take Their Antigay Campaign to the Schools

  • Long Island Voice

    January 11, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    January 11, 2000
  • Specials

    July 13, 1999
  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Shrink Rap

    Middlemen Eviscerate Mental Health Benefits