Navigation Links
Interview Alert: At Anniversary of Financial Meltdown, Psychologists Notice Downward Trends in Economic Stress
Date:9/23/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the year since the crash on Wall Street, fewer Americans are reporting stress attributed to financial concerns despite rising unemployment levels and ongoing economic uncertainty, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).

In a poll surveying 2,160 adults conducted by Harris Interactive(R) between April 8 and 10, 2009, 75 percent of adults reported that the economy caused stress in their lives, down from 82 percent last November. Similarly, fewer Americans reported stress associated with work (from 69 percent to 67 percent) and money (from 82 percent to 78 percent). However, the consistently high rates associated with Americans reporting stress attributed to financial concerns suggest that many Americans are still suffering significantly from economic stress.

"Americans have reported living with incredibly high levels of stress for a long time," said Katherine Nordal, PhD, executive director of professional practice at APA. "As we monitor trends in stress, it's important to take note of downturns in the number of people reporting stress as a result of the economy."

APA has psychologists available to comment on stress and the economy:

  • Katherine Nordal, PhD, executive director of professional practice at APA
  • Nancy Molitor, PhD, a practicing psychologist in Wilmette, Ill. with expertise in stress management
  • David Palmiter, PhD, director of the Psychological Services Center at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. and practicing psychologist with expertise working with families and children
  • Stephanie Smith, PsyD, owner of Front Range Psychological Associates in Denver, Colo. and a practicing psychologist with expertise working with women and families

These findings come in advance of the release of the 2009 Stress in America poll, scheduled for November 2009.

Visit www.yourmindyourbody.org for more on the psychological impact of stress and lifestyle and behavior tips written by psychologists. Visit www.apahelpcenter.org and follow http://twitter.com/apahelpcenter for the latest on mind/body health.

Methodology

This research was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of the American Psychological Association between November 20-24, 2008 among 2,821 U.S. adults, 18 and older and between April 8-10, 2009 among 2,160 U.S. adults, 18 and older. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 150,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Psychological Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Crdentias VP of Marketing, Christina Hogan, Provides Exclusive Interview on Marketing Strategy
2. Crdentias National Director of Travel Services Provides an Exclusive Interview on the Growth of Crdentias Travel Nurse Division
3. WallSt.net Updates Investment Community Through All-New Interview With Ingen Technologies
4. WallSt.net Updates Investment Community Through All-New Interview With XTend Medical
5. WallSt.net (www.wallst.net) Updates the Investment Community Through All-New Interviews With XMDC, POSS and TYPE
6. Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Announces Upcoming Interview With WallSt.net ( www.wallst.net )
7. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Turns to InterviewDirect to Qualify Job Candidates
8. Hillary Clinton Discusses Health Care for Women Over 40 in Exclusive Interview with Womens Voices for Change
9. WallSt.net Announces Upcoming Interview With CEO of Alliance HealthCard
10. WallSt.net Announces Upcoming Interview with CSO and COO of Urigen Pharmaceuticals
11. WallSt.net Announces Upcoming Interview With CEO of Avicena Group
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh ... law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up ... network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. ... descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... injectable drug administration, today shared the results of a ... improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study ... in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach , ... Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the journal ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should take ... communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut , ... through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: