May 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 5

May 2008 Monitor cover

COVER:
APA's 2008 Annual Convention

Window in a dark room

SCIENCE WATCH

Outside language looking in

Deaf people with no language exposure provide a window into basic cognition.

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Assessing pain's complexity

This psychologist's thriving practice is focused on evaluating who will benefit from high-tech pain interventions.

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ETHICS ROUNDS

Multiple relationships in campus counseling centers: A vignette

Campus counseling centers are unique settings that often provide trainees experience in handling multiple relationships at an early stage in their careers.

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TIME CAPSULE

Husbands, rate your wives

A psychologist's attempt to improve marriages provides an interesting glimpse into the social norms of the 1930s--and into one of the first scientific matchmaking services.

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FEATURES

Enhancing worker well-being

Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress and health.

Ending interpersonal violence

APA convenes a two-day summit to focus on one of society's most entrenched problems.

Are our students learning?

Psychologists lead the charge to broadly define the effectiveness of college education.

Psychology Xposed

Mainstream media look to APA to explain the news of the day.

Meet APA's new CFO

Archie Turner joins APA after 14 years of overseeing The National Academies' finances.

Shorter articles, more research

The new School Psychology Quarterly editor will focus on building an empirical research base.

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HOW TO

Make the most of one session

Some tips practitioners can use to make a big difference in 60 minutes or less.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Taking it to the Hill

Psychologists share their expertise on trauma, violence and abuse with federal policy-makers.

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ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy

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RANDOM SAMPLE

State Leadership

STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

The looming health-care debate

Discussing psychologists' top concerns--and taking them to Capitol Hill--was the focus of the State Leadership Conference.

Thriving, not just surviving

If you're a psychologist looking for new opportunities to help people, just take a look at the kinds of issues raised in medication commercials during the evening news, said Thomas Tyne, PhD.