Psychologists urge the Govt - protect the public, don’t repeal pokie reforms
Problem gambling experts from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) are concerned that the Federal Government is planning to overturn modest poker machine reforms, ignoring community and expert opinion about the importance of consumer protection measures in preventing gambling-related harm.
Mental health of asylum seekers threatened by cut to independent health panel, say psychologists
Disbanding the Immigration Health Advisory Group (IHAG) will suppress the opportunity for health experts to provide advice to the Government on a range of health risks posed by current immigration policies, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) warned.
10 November 2013
Australian Workers - Unsatisfied & Stressed Out
New survey reveals insights into the psychological health of Australian workers
A new survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has shed light on elevated stress levels in the workplace in the past 12 months and its impact on workers' mental and physical health.
10 November 2013
New survey reveals stress levels are rising in Australia
A new survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has revealed Australians are experiencing increased levels of stress and reduced wellbeing in the past 12 months.
10 November 2013
New survey sheds light on wellbeing in the workplace
Can workers' psychological health impact the bottom line?
A new survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has revealed that working Australians are experiencing elevated levels of stress in the workplace, and are reporting reduced job satisfaction and wellbeing at work in the past 12 months.
11 October 2013
Study shows people won’t seek help for heart symptoms even when at the doctor
Many people experiencing heart disease symptoms won’t tell their doctor, even though they recognise the need for medical care for such symptoms, according to research to be presented to the Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference in Cairns this week.
10 October 2013
Carers at highest risk of mental health issues, survey reveals
9 October 2013
Standing combats major health risk of too much sitting, expert says
8 October 2013
Promising new treatment addresses amphetamine use
IPCC report highlights urgent need to act on climate change to reduce threats to health and wellbeing, psychologists say
Psychologists at the Australian Psychological Society (APS) urge leaders to use the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report as an urgent prompt for climate action to reduce climate impacts on health and wellbeing.
Leading Aboriginal psychologist recognised at Deadlys
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) congratulates leading Aboriginal psychologist Professor Patricia Dudgeon FAPS on receiving the Deadly Award for Health at the recent Deadlys, the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, and Entertainment and Community Awards.
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28 August 2013
Psychologists congratulate the Greens on mental health policy
27 August 2013
Put mental health on the election agenda, psychologists
Psychological tips to address racism
Individuals can make a difference but politics matters
Psychological research has revealed a number of effective strategies for fighting racism that can be actioned by individuals and organisations, according to Associate Professor Winnifred Louis MAPS and colleagues, from the University of Queensland.
The Federal Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) has awarded a $350,000 grant to a project that will increase the number of Indigenous psychology students and enhance psychologists ability to work effectively with Indigenous communities.
5 July 2013
Organisations should ‘walk the talk’ of sustainability policies, expert says
Organisations should ‘walk the talk’ of their sustainability policies if they expect staff to engage in pro-environmental behaviour in their daily work, according to research being presented at the APS Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Perth this week.
4 July 2013
Research shows women more likely than men to change work to accommodate family demands
At times of work-family conflict men are more likely to treat work as a given and home-life as changeable, while women will try to change work to accommodate family demands, an expert will tell the APS Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Perth this week.
4 July 2013
Building a high performance culture through recognition
A recognition program grounded in psychological research can significantly improve employee productivity, satisfaction and engagement, according to an expert psychologist speaking at the APS Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP) Conference in Perth this week.
3 July 2013
Successfully getting employees “onboard” reduces staff turnover, expert says
Organisations that assist new employees to adjust to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly, a process known as onboarding, reap the long-term rewards of higher performing staff, greater organisational commitment and lower staff turnover, says an international expert presenting the keynote address at the Australian Psychological Society’s Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference in Perth this week.
A new survey by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) shows that cuts to Medicare-rebated psychology treatment sessions, applicable from January this year, are having a severe impact on the ability of people with mental health problems to access urgently required and appropriate treatment.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) today welcomed the Government announcement of the establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group (ATSIMHSPAG).
Environmental psychologists from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) are urging respect for science ahead of misinformation. There is wide agreement across all domains of science that human activity is pushing carbon emissions to a dangerous level and that urgent action is required immediately to reduce emissions.
19 April 2013
New model available to help evaluate psychological injuries resulting from workplace harassment and discrimination
Psychological evaluation of alleged workplace injuries due to harassment and discrimination is a complex task but now there is a model which can increase the accuracy of assessments, according to a keynote speaker at the APS Forensic Psychology Conference in Freemantle this month.
5 April 2013
Trial shows ‘high tech’ approaches help reduce diabetes-related complications
3 April 2013
Poor sleep linked to depression in young women
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) welcomes the passing of the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Act 2012 (on February 13, 2013) as a commitment and first step towards constitutional recognition.
21 February 2013
Talk-based therapies result in changes in the brain, expert says
Professor Pieter Rossouw MAPS, Director Master of Counselling Program, School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, says people can be helped to establish new neural (nerve) pathways in the brain to channel new ways of thinking, feeling and being.
21 February 2013
The need for end-of-life conversations
End-of-life conversations can improve quality of life and provide people dealing with an advanced illness with a much-needed sense of control, according to an expert psychologist speaking at the APS Counselling Psychology Conference in Melbourne this month.
Psychological tips available to help bushfire-affected communities
The bushfires in recent days have been traumatic for many people in a number of communities in Tasmania and on the mainland.