June 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 6
COVER: Why we vote
- Why do we vote ?
Voting is often inconvenient, time-consuming and may even seem pointless. Psychologists are exploring what drives us to the polls.
- Presidential turnout: 1960-2004
Turnout percentage of those eligible to vote by year.
- Better election data are coming
Psychologists will have much more information on why Americans vote, including how attitudes toward race and gender affect voting turnout and candidate preference.
- Building a better ballot
Psychologists' research seeks to make voting methods more fair and accessible.
By studying the octopus, cognitive psychologists are uncovering clues to how thinking evolved.
Working in a campus counseling center today requires an exceptional measure of clinical skill, political acumen, organizational understanding and ethical reflection.
A psychologist's attempt to assess the mind's faculties made big money in the 1930s.
The VA needs more psychologists in leadership positions, say experts at a Senate hearing.
Psychologists fight back against the misuse of research.
Research shows that boys are losing interest in academics and attending college far less frequently than they used to. A psychologist is working to reverse that trend.
A psychologist uses her industrial/organizational training to help people make peace with food.
Creating a professional will can help you protect your patients and put your affairs in order.
APA honors two training programs for their ingenuity in preparing tomorrow's psychologists.
Robin Chang's research could improve outreach to first-responders in the aftermath of traumatic events.
Wendy Sun helps Los Angeles parents develop healthy attachments with their children.