Psychology is a diverse discipline grounded in science, but with nearly boundless applications in everyday life. Scientific research conducted by psychologists can inform and guide those seeking help with issues that affect their professional lives, family relationships, and emotional wellness.

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APA COVID-19 Information and Resources


Information hub on telepsychology, telework, distance learning, self-care, parenting and caregiving, isolation, trauma, and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Racism, Bias, and Discrimination Resources

Racism, bias, and discrimination

A collection of APA web pages and other websites about the psychological impacts of racism, bias, and discrimination.
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Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning.


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The Go-To Science

Psychologists examine the relationships between brain function and behavior, and the environment and behavior, applying what they learn to illuminate our understanding and improve the world around us.

Science of Psychology

Last updated: June 2021Date created: June 2008