Psychology Headlines Around the World

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10/12/2017 09:26 PM
Report Highlights Complexities of Diagnosing Mental Disorders

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In a new report published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a team of scientists delves into the complexities of diagnosing psychiatric disorders.

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10/12/2017 09:26 PM
Developing the Evidence Base for Mindfulness Therapies

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Therapeutic mindfulness interventions have grown in popularity over the past two decades. But some of the field’s leading researchers are concerned that the evidence base for such practices is not yet robust enough.

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10/12/2017 09:25 PM
No Mention of Climate Change on EPA Site

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References to climate change and the Environmental Protection Agency's use of renewable energy have been removed from several of its web pages, according to an analysis by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative.

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10/12/2017 09:25 PM
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Have Emotional or Behavioral Disorder

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American children's mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

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04/12/2017 11:59 PM
Austrian Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Can Marry From 2019

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Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory.

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03/12/2017 07:18 AM
Police Arrest Woman in Tanzania Over Video of Same-Sex Kiss

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Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party was widely shared online, a senior official said.

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03/12/2017 07:17 AM
People with Disabilities More Likely to Be Arrested

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A new study has found that people with disabilities — including emotional, physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities — were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28.

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01/12/2017 12:43 AM
NFL Committing $90 Million to Social Justice Causes

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The NFL is committing $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in a three-segment plan that involves league players.

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01/12/2017 12:43 AM
New Insights on Source of Recurring Bad Dreams

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Emerging research on dreams suggests repeated bad dreams may reflect psychological frustrations associated with failure to adapt to challenging situations. Netta Weinstein of the University of Cardiff, is the lead […].

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30/11/2017 08:24 AM
Canadian Prime Minister Delivers Historic Apology to LGBT Citizens

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The federal government has tabled a bill that will allow people convicted of historical same-sex offences to have their criminal records expunged.

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30/11/2017 08:24 AM
Women Leaders Tackle Gender Equality at Iceland Summit

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Over 400 women political leaders from around the world are meeting in Iceland for an annual summit aimed at promoting gender equality inside and outside of the political sphere.

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30/11/2017 08:23 AM
"Father of Black Psychology" Joseph L. White Dies at 84

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Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist, and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died.

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30/11/2017 08:23 AM
Action Plan to Boost Women’s Input on Climate Change

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Plan adopted at the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties on climate change emphasizes role in adaptation and mitigation, but existing cultural values are a worry.

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30/11/2017 08:23 AM
Canada Tests "Basic Income" Effect on Poverty Amid Lost Jobs

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Canadian authorities are engaged in an unusual experiment in which a basic minimum income with no strings attached is being provided 4,000 people in three communities, to see whether it prompts any behavioral effects that can help alleviate poverty.

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30/11/2017 07:07 AM
Facebook Disables Ethnicity Advert Targeting System

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The social network is looking into how its targeting systems can be abused to exclude some ethnicities.

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30/11/2017 07:06 AM
Two-Year Wait for Mental Health Help in Areas of England

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A third of trusts in England are missing an 18 week target to see patients, with some waiting longer.

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30/11/2017 07:06 AM
Tougher Gun Laws Help Prevent Domestic Violence Deaths

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More stringent gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence, new research suggests. Thirteen U.S. states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders.

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30/11/2017 06:50 AM
European Union Calls for "Equal Rights" in Myanmar

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Myanmar must guarantee "equal rights" for everyone in troubled Rakhine state as talks on repatriation of more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh gather steam, the new European Union ambassador to the country said on Thursday.

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27/11/2017 09:01 PM
UK Interracial Couples React to the Royal Engagement

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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for their nuptials, what do other inter-racial couples think?

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27/11/2017 09:01 PM
Can Mindfulness Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds?

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A new systematic review reveals the potential of mindfulness techniques in aiding people to lose excess weight and avoid a rebound.

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