April 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 4
COVER: Psychology's growth careers
- Psychology's growth careers
Psychologists' expertise in human behavior is increasingly welcomed in many nontraditional career settings.
- Medicare program designer and evaluator
Taylor helped to design a program that provides holistic care for older patients.
- A prison psychologist
McLearen provides or oversees individual and group therapy, drug-treatment services, client assessments, crisis intervention and employee-assistance programs.
- International organizational consultant
Foster works with executives to develop leadership skills that will help them achieve their companies' strategic goals.
- A geropsychologist in assisted-living settings
Clients cope with many added losses, including the physical diminutions that keep them less active.
- Future trends that sizzle
Three areas — positive psychology, environmental psychology and international applications of psychology — might not have many jobs available at the moment, but they are likely to spawn new fields.
Birds, babies and people from many different cultures prefer consonant chords to dissonant ones. Researchers are traveling far and wide to find out why.
A psychologist's collaborative approach is helping women keep their emotional well-being intact.
Sonja Lyubomirsky argues that limiting overthinking can improve our emotional well-being.
The media provide wonderful opportunities to educate the public, but also present psychologists with unique ethical challenges to consider.
These psychologist-designed cards were a research tool for examining parapsychology.
A psychologist and soldiers brief Congress on training to meet service members' mental health needs.
The buzz on psychologists' latest caffeine research shows it can hurt as much as help our mental states.
The all-psychologist rock band Wire Mother has reached untold heights of fame in Northeast Ohio.
APA's advocacy helps secure a federal grant to expand psychology services in an underserved area.
Hurricane Katrina's victims are still feeling its psychological sting.
These businesses promote work-life balance, personal growth and healthy living among their employees.
Experts share tips on attracting the best people for the job.
New language more clearly expresses APA's no-torture, no-exceptions policy.
Two neuropsychology students honored
It's rare, but a reality: Some clients can turn violent. Here are some suggestions to protect yourself.
Early-career and established psychologists are developing mutually satisfying mentoring relationships. Here's why--and how.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
The administration seeks to cut many psychology-friendly programs.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy