These are just a few of the news stories inspired by the American Psychological Association’s August 2015 study on the health effects of discrimination.
Americans were pretty stressed out in 2015, according to a survey released Thursday. The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association, found that average stress levels in the U.S. rose since 2014, from 4.9 to 5.1 on a 10-point stress scale. There was a particular increase among adults reporting “extreme stress,” with 24% saying they were highly stressed in 2015 compared to 18% a year earlier… Read more.
More than half of U.S. adults say they have experienced discrimination at the workplace, from police or in other situations, a phenomenon linked to high stress levels and poor health, according to a study released Thursday by the American Psychological Association. The study is based on a survey of 3,361 adults last August by Harris Poll for the association… Read more.