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2018 DIPP CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 17 – THE FRIDAY CENTER

The 2018 Division of Independent Professional Practice Conference is Saturday, February 17 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The morning workshops are 9:00 am – 12:15 pm. After breaking for lunch, the afternoon workshops are 1:30 – 4:45 pm. Registration is now closed. 

For the brochure, please click here. Directions to the Friday Center can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Office Manager Carol Kulwicki.

We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday, February 17!                                          


APA SURVEY: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS STRESSED BY COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE

Two-thirds of U.S. adults (66 percent) cite the cost of health insurance as a stressor for themselves, their loved ones or in general, when asked about specific health issues that cause them stress. This stress about the cost of health insurance seems to affect Americans at all income levels.

In addition, more than six in 10 adults (63 percent) cite uncertainty about the future, both with their own health and that of others, as a source of stress. Insurance costs and looming uncertainty about the future are just two of the numerous causes of stress surrounding health, according to the American Psychological Association’s report, “Stress in America™: Uncertainty About Health Care,” released on January 24 and based on data from the annual Stress in America™ survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll. Continue reading.


APA RELEASES NEW JOURNAL ARTICLE REPORTING STANDARDS

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) for researchers seeking to publish in scholarly journals.

One set of standards applies to quantitative research and is an expansion of standards first issued in 2008. This set focuses on enhancing reproducibility. The second set applies to qualitative research and is new, created in response to the increasing application of these methodologies. These standards aim to enhance the assessment of methodological integrity. Both are available via open access.

“The growth of qualitative methods in psychology is impressive, and important,” according to Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D., editor of APA flagship journal, American Psychologist®, which published the standards in its January issue. She cited a dramatic increase in the number of articles with the word “qualitative” in the title or as a keyword in APA’s PsycNET database, which includes PsycINFO.  Continue reading.


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