and of course I am glad that they had headshrinkers at Gitmo even if the APA said they should only be in a spectator role and "not take part in the interrogation bla bla bla.
In 2008 APA became a focus of congressional investigations regarding the way that money from the pharmaceutical industry can shape the practices of nonprofit organizations that purport to be independent in their viewpoints and actions. The drug industry accounted...for about 30 percent of the association’s $62.5 million in financing, ...
The current APA president elect, Alan Schatzberg, has also come under fire after it came to light that he was principal investigator on a federal study into a drug being developed by Corcept Therapeutics, a company Schatzberg had himself set up and in which he had several millions of dollars’ worth of stock.
PLAYING VIDEO GAMES OFFERS LEARNING ACROSS LIFE SPAN, SAY STUDIES
Skills Transfer to Classroom, Surgical Procedures, Scientific Thinking
BOSTON—Certain types of video games can have beneficial effects, improving gamers' dexterity as well as their ability to problem-solve – attributes that have proven useful not only to students but to surgeons, according to research discussed Sunday at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
CHILDREN'S PERSONALITY FEATURES UNCHANGED BY SHORT-TERM VIDEO PLAY; LONG-TERM PLAY LIKELY TO BE GOVERNED BY COMBINED INFLUENCES
Preexisting Traits May Have Greater Effect On Behavior Than Short Term Video Play
WASHINGTON -- Children who are either aggressive or empathic seem not to have those traits changed by short-term exposure to violent video games, according to new research being presented today at the 108th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).