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Data ‘Salvation’ for Suicide Research

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Marsha M. Linehan, renowned for her development of evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and suicidality, warns that the standard interventions for suicidal behavior — including hospitalization — are largely unsupported by science. ... More>

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Defining Dysfunction: Clinical Psychology’s New Frontier

Speakers at a symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention discussed the benefits and challenges of a new framework developed to study psychopathology by examining cognitive and biological features rather than relying solely on observable symptoms. ... More>

Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

New research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have unexpected long-term benefits for physical health in early adulthood. ... More>

A Tutorial on Evaluating Hypotheses Using Bayesian Methods

In a recent article in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, researchers used the example of a hiking trip to illustrate the advantages of Bayesian thinking over traditional statistical methods. ... More>

Music in the Car Can Cause Teen Drivers to Tune Out

Most drivers listen to music or the radio in the car, but for inexperienced drivers listening to music may become a dangerous distraction. ... More>