The APS works proactively with the media issuing a range of topical media releases and generating many APS news stories across the year.

Please find below media releases and links to samples of the most recent coverage achieved. Due to copyright constraints articles are not permitted to be reproduced. These links will be updated regularly.

Media releases

Sample media coverage


Psychology Week 2017



Just be more real: Backlash against social media
Sydney Morning Herald (+ 66 other outlets),   11 November 2017

Teens hooked on mobile phones, Australian Psychological Society research finds  (subscriber only access)
Herald Sun,  11 November 2017

Australian Psychological Society Social Media survey
The Macleay Argus,  13 November 2017

Digital Me study shows increase in teenagers using social media
Radio: ABC Canberra Breakfast,  13 November 2017

Strangers are prowling children's social media accounts, but parents aren't paying attention
ABC News online,  11 November 2017

Parents don’t monitor teens online activity
Australian Journal of Pharmacy,  11 November 2017

How your social media use affects your mental health
Radio: Talking Lifestyles,  13 November 2017

New study into time spent on social media
Sky,  11 November 2017

Teens spend 1200 hours a year on social media
SBS News online,  11 November 2017




The path to better mental health
2GB,  13 November 2016 

Inclusion, best keep it in mind
Riverine Herald,  12 November 2016

This is why older Australians are happier than younger ones
Brisbane Times,  7 November 2016

Psychology Week 2016: take the wellbeing survey
Australian Journal of Pharmacy,  7 November 2016

Sport helps mental health
The Inverell Times,  7 November 2016

Older Australians are the happiest: study
Aged care insight,  7 November 2016

Social connection trumps social media in Australia’s happiness survey
Huffington Post,   3 November 2016 

Australians happy and optimistic: survey,  6 November 2016  (+ 18 other outlets) 

Anti-social media? Study links loneliness, social media
Radio New Zealand,  6 November 2016


Toddlers prefer to help familiar people, new research reveals
Babyology,  30 September 2016 

Sleep And Anxiety Treatment Is Helping Children Cope With ADHD, New Studies Suggest
Huffington Post,   14 September 2016

Australian Psychological Society apologises for failing Indigenous Australians
ABC online, 15 September  

Psychologists apologise to Indigenous Australians for decades of mistreatment
The Guardian, 15 September 2016  

Peak psychologist body issues landmark apology to Indigenous Australians
ABC, 15 September 2016

Boys schools girls schools versus coed: Which is best for our children?
Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2016

Ageing stereotypes risk depression, 15 September 2016

Online program to help men with depression, 15 September 2016  

Corporate psychopath rates similar to prison population says researcher
Radio Australia, 13 September  

Is you boss a 'successful psychopath?"
Business News Daily, 15 September 2016

Why supply chain managers are psychopaths
Financial Review, 13 September 2016 

Single sex schools offer no advantages and feed stereotypes psychologists told
The Guardian, 14 September 2016

Brains aren't powered better by single sex schooling
ABC the World Today, 13 September 2016 

The tricky path to a happy stepfamily
Yahoo news, 13 September 2016 

We're more antisocial in a shared office space
The Conversation, 13 September 2016 

Psychopaths revealed
Radio National Afternoons, 14 September 2016 

Which is the smarter sex? How gender affects your learning and career, 6 September 2016       

Why men neglect their mental health
The Age, 9 September 2016      

Digital heroine
Radio National: Sunday Extra, 11 September 2016     

Psychology Week 2015

More Australians anxious than ever
18 November 2015   Brisbane times

FOMO leading to depression, anxiety for teenagers
8 November 2015  The Daily Telegraph

More Aussies gambling to relieve stress
8 November 2015   The Western Australian 

FOMO: Teen Anxiety, Depression, And Social Media Burnout
8 November 2015  Huffington Post

Social media causes FOMO
19 November 2015  The Border Mail

Stress and FoMO: the perils of social media experienced by many teenagers

Australians report finances are causing most stress in life
16 November  2015  The Daily Telegraph

FOMO causes stress, anxiety and depression
9 November 2015  Radio National Drive program

Wellbeing survey reveals nearly half of teens stressed by social media
8 November 2015  The Courier Mail

The number of people using gambling to relieve stress has skyrocketed
19 November 2015  Mail online

'FOMO': Heavy social media use leading to depression among teens
8 November 2015   SBS News

More Australians gambling to relieve stress
8 November 2015

Select media coverage of the 50th APS Annual Conference

The five stages of kicking addictions according to Carlo DiClemente
26 October 2015, The Age

Golden future for Australian psychologists
10 September  2015,  Health Times

Popular psychology: Changing bad habits, animal assisted therapy and social media for teens
2 October 2015,   ABC Brisbane Afternoons         

The five stages to making lifelong change to bad habits
6 October 2015,   

Caffeine can reduce driver error: study
30 September 2015  (plus 13 other sites)

OCD treatment: Online trial for sufferers shows promising signs of success
2 October 2015,  ABC News online

Domestic violence offenders to have visas rejected
28 September 2015,  Courier Mail

What leads to a happy and healthy life
24 September 2015,  Radio National Afternoons

Caffeine reduces driver errors on the road, says Australian research
2 October 2015,  International Business Times

Study find homophobia and discrimination are alive and well in our suburbs
2 October 2015,  Daily Telegraph

Improving psychological care for cancer patients
10 October 2015,  Health Times

Social media at bedtime linked to poor sleep and poor mental health for teens
29 September 2015,  Medical Express

5th APS Forensic Psychology Conference

Lack of funding curbs treatment for arsonists say researchers
21 April 2015,   The Age (+ 153 other outlets)

Punishment leads to re-offending says psychologist
15 April 2015,  4BC radio

APS College of Health Psychologists Conference

Psychology conference tackles health behaviours
31 March 2015,  Health Times

Health problems associated with intermittent employment undercut Jobactive emphasis on short-term work
12 April 2015,  The Age (+145 other outlets)

Experts body image pressure affects boys too
10 April 2015,  MindFoods

Forgot to include this clip for inclusion under Health Conference in Latest News:
Body image an increasing concern for young boys
10 April 2015, 
ABC PM radio

Pain management program targets urban Indigenous people
7 April 2015, Health Times