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August 18, 2007
Psychologists reflect on 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech to APA Annual Meeting
In the summer of 1967, seven months before his death, Dr.

Cynical shyness can precipitate violence in males and may be factor in school shootings
After performing an analysis of school shootings in the last decade, researchers at the Shyness Research Institute in Indiana say that the perpetrators are likely to suffer from cynical shyness -- an extreme form of shyness that predominantly affects males and can lead to violent behavior.

You don't have to hate other groups to love your own, researcher says
Shiite vs. Sunni. Red state vs. Blue state. Immigrant vs.

Ability to cope with stress can increase 'good' cholesterol in older white men, study finds
Older white men who are better able to cope with stress experience higher levels of so-called

Psychologists suggest ways to heal for returning soldiers and their families
Presentations will address the positive effects of work for returning soldiers and describe how reservists and their extended families are affected by the multiple deployments in the wake of Sept.

Former US Surgeon General David Satcher to speak at APA Convention
Satcher will address attendees of the American Psychological Association's 115th Annual Convention on the topic of
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