In October 2022, at least 4,832 news articles, with a potential reach of 7.5 billion people, mentioned APA, our publications, or APA experts referred by public affairs staff. Episodes of “Speaking of Psychology,” APA’s flagship podcast, were downloaded 529,881 times that month, an increase of 87% over October 2021. Meanwhile, our social media posts on press releases and APA in the news reached more than 853,000 readers, viewers, and listeners.
In an article for Harvard Business Review, APA members Lauren Simon, PhD, and Marcus Butts, PhD, and colleagues describe a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology that explored how conflicts at home affect people’s energy, emotions, and behavior in the workplace—sometimes in surprising ways.
Charles Spence, PhD, an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford who studies human perception, and Uma Naidoo, PhD, a professional chef and nutritional psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, explain the psychological science of comfort food—why your love for Thanksgiving turkey stems from the memories you associate with food in the New York Times.