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Interview - American Psychological Association

As a recipient of a one of three 2018 Librarian Conference Travel Awards, the American Psychological Association asked me about my experience at the British Columbia Library Association’s conference, which happened in May of this year. 17 more words

Scholarship

A Note on Psychology and Social Change

There are numerous ways in which psychology involves itself or is instrumental in social change. Conversely, social problems lend themselves to psychological research and investigation. For example, an unfortunate result of early IQ testing on immigrants at Ellis Island was psychological support for racial discrimination based on country of origin and ethnicity. 1,466 more words

Dianne E. Irwin, Ph.D.

Name: Dianne E. Irwin, Ph.D.

Title: Consultant

Location: Glendale, California, United States

Dianne E. Irwin, Ph.D., Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology and higher education.

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The Overhyped Data on Video Games and Aggression

“When anti-video game researchers sell their science at the expense of truth”(This essay is coauthored with Patrick Markey at Villanova University.)

“If your kids are playing these games, either these games are having a warping effect on right and wrong or they have a warped sense of right or wrong and that’s why they are attracted to these games.”  This extremely strong claim was not made by a politician or a  942 more words

Rants

How does Trauma Cases Handled By Doctors ?

At times aftermath of exhausting and painful events such as death of a loved one, sight of violence, inflict of torment, severe illness, grave injury, harassment can leave the person devastated in various forms, it could be psychological, physiological, physical, emotional, mental or an assortment of these manifestations. 376 more words

IN THE NEWS: NY Times (August 6, 2018)

“We are proud that psychologists are at the forefront of those calling for reassessment of earlier research. The American Psychological Association has embraced the move toward more open science, encouraging the scientists whose work we publish to deposit their data in online repositories for other researchers to scrutinize and reanalyze.”
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NEWS & EVENTS

Advocates Condemn Psych Techniques Used To Keep Kids Online

CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. 845 more words

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