“Psychology Works” Fact Sheets

Psychology Works Fact Sheets are designed to give you information that you can trust. We hope you find them useful. The following Fact Sheets were revised or added since 2009. We will be adding to this list. 

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Corona Virus (COVID-19)

  • Why Does Culture Matter to COVID-19? – PDF | HTML 06/04/2020
  • Grief, Bereavement and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 05/12/2020
  • Research Funding Information as relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 05/08/2020
  • Guidance for Psychology Students as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 05/08/2020
  • Guidance for Psychology Faculty and Researchers as Relates to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 05/08/2020
  • Emotional and Psychological Challenges Faced by Frontline Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – PDF | HTML 04/07/2020
  • Psychological Practice and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML 03/18/2020
  • Student Wellness and COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 04/02/2020
  • Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of and Restrictions Related to COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 03/31/2020
  • Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – PDF | HTML 03/20/2020
  • Working from Home During COVID-19, With and Without Children – PDF | HTML 03/17/2020
  • Coping With and Preventing COVID-19 – PDF | HTML 04/04/2020

Addictions

  • Alcoholism – PDF | HTML updated 09/2019
  • Gambling – PDF | HTML updated 10/2020
  • Quitting Smoking – PDF | HTML 8/2016
  • Substance Abuse – PDF 06/2015
  • Cannabis Use – PDF | HTML 01/2018

Anxiety

  • Climate Change and Anxiety – PDF | HTML NEW 12/2020
  • Anxiety Related to Food Allergy in Children – PDF | HTML 03/2020
  • Perinatal Anxiety – PDF | HTML 03/2018
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 10/2020
  • Health Anxiety – PDF | HTML updated 06/2020
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 07/2020
  • Panic Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 05/2020
  • Phobias – PDF | HTML updated 05/2020
  • Social Anxiety – PDF | HTML 07/2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – PDF | HTML 07/2019

Chronic Illness

  • Asthma in Children – PDF | HTML NEW 03/2021
  • Diabetes – PDF | HTML updated 06/2019
  • Heart Disease – PDF | HTML updated 09/2020
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – PDF | HTML updated 08/2019
  • Cancer in Adults – PDF | HTML 06/2019
  • Paediatric Oncology – PDF | HTML updated 10/2019
  • Sexual Health After a Heart Attack – PDF | HTML updated 09/2020

Dementia

  • Cognitive Disorders and Dementia – PDF | HTML updated 04/2020
  • Dementia in Seniors – PDF | HTML updated 09/2020

Developmental Disorders

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 01/2021
  • Tourette Syndrome – PDF updated 01/2009

Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders – PDF | HTML updated 07/2019

Elimination Disorders

  • Enuresis and Encopresis in Children – PDF | HTML 02/2019

Epilepsy

  • Helping Children with Epilepsy Succeed in School – PDF | HTML NEW 06/2021
  • Strategies for Cognitive Challenges in Children with Epilepsy – PDF | HTML NEW 06/2021
  • Strategies for Supporting Optimal Psychological Function in Children with Epilepsy – PDF | HTML NEW 06/2021
  • Strategies for Supporting Social Function in Children with Epilepsy – PDF | HTML NEW 06/2021

Healthy Living

  • Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Motivation – PDF | HTML 11/2016
  • Physical Activity – PDF | HTML updated 07/2019

Learning Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities in Children – PDF 01/2015

Mood Disorders

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder – PDF | HTML 03/2018
  • Bipolar Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 06/2019
  • Depression – PDF | HTML updated 01/2021
  • Depression Among Seniors – PDF | HTML updated 03/2020
  • Post-Partum Depression – PDF updated 02/2015

Pain

  • Psychological Interventions for Acute Pain Management in Children – PDF | HTML NEW 11/2020
  • Acute Post-surgical Pain – PDF updated 03/2009
  • Arthritis – PDF | HTML updated 07/2019
  • Chronic Pain – PDF | HTML updated 01/2021
  • Chronic Pain among Seniors – PDF | HTML updated 02/2017
  • Pain in Children with Intellectual Disabilities who are Nonverbal – PDF | HTML 05/2020
  • Presurgical Preparation – PDF updated 03/2009
  • Needle Pain – PDF | HTML updated 05/2020

Palliative Care

  • End of Life – PDF | HTML updated 08/2019
  • Grief in Adults – PDF | HTML updated 09/2019
  • Pediatric Palliative Care – PDF | HTML updated 10/2019

Personality

  • Perfectionism – PDF | HTML updated 03/2020

Psychosis

  • Schizophrenia – PDF | HTML updated 05/2020

Racism

  • Racism – PDF | HTML updated 10/13/2020

Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

  • Female Sexual Dysfunction – PDF | HTML updated 10/2019
  • Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults – PDF | HTML updated 01/2016
  • Gender Dysphoria in Children – PDF updated 10/2015

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia – PDF | HTML updated 08/2020

Social and Family Relationships

  • Attachment in Children – PDF | HTML 11/2016
  • Bullying Among Children and Youth – PDF | HTML updated 02/2021
  • Parenting Challenges – PDF | HTML updated 06/2019
  • Relationship Distress – PDF | HTML updated 06/2021

Stress

  • Workplace Burnout – PDF | HTML NEW 05/2021
  • Caregiver Stress – PDF | HTML 07/2018
  • Holiday Stress – PDF updated 11/2014

Suicide

Trauma

  • Concussions – PDF | HTML updated 01/2020
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PDF | HTML updated 08/2020

Workplace

  • Hire Better Job Applicants Using a Structured Job Interview – PDF updated 07/2013
  • Pre-employment Personality Assessment in Personnel Selection – PDF | HTML updated 07/2019

 


Career Resources

  • Preparing for an Interview – PDF | HTML NEW 06/2021
  • Applying To Canadian Graduate Schools – PDF | HTML 07/2019

 


This is not a comprehensive list of all possible Fact Sheets. We welcome suggestions for topics from the membership.  Please contact us at:  factsheets@cpa.ca

Thanks for the “Psychology Works” project go to all the authors and reviewers who so generously gave of their time.

It is the policy of the Canadian Psychological Association to review each fact sheet every 5 years after publication or last review. Any such document that has been published more than 5 years ago and does not explicitly state it has been reviewed and retained as an official document of the CPA, either with revisions or as originally published, should be considered as a historical reference document only.


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Votta-Bleeker, L. (2020). “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Concussions. Canadian Psychological Association. https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Publications/FactSheets/PsychologyWorksFactSheet_Concussions.pdf