September 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 8
COVER: The pregnant brain
Priming for a new role
Pregnant women and animals experience slight decreases in learning and memory—changes that appear to pave the way for cognitive benefits in motherhood and may even advantage mothers as they age.
Fetal gender may influence 'baby brain'
Women who had carried male fetuses performed significantly better on the most difficult tests of working memory and spatial ability than those carrying female fetuses.
Michelle Keeney is the first woman, first civilian and first psychologist to direct the National Threat Assessment Center.
A series of dialectical tensions serves to illustrate some of the ethical challenges of practicing psychology in an island state.
In a major win for psychology and mental health advocates, Congress has embraced mental health parity. Now it's negotiating ways to pay for it.
Advocacy efforts help Congress pass Medicare legislation that will improve access to mental health care.
Early psychologists used animals to educate and entertain.
In these tough economic times, companies increasingly rely on psychologists' expertise in the delicate art of downsizing.
Seeking a cognitive boost, students are increasingly abusing stimulants. And the problem is likely to get worse.
Two American psychologists caught in the cyclone in Myanmar rush to help relief workers cope with the disaster's aftermath.
Educators consider steps to introduce the discipline to a new—and much different—generation of students.
APA's 2007–08 Congressional Fellows cover diverse issues, but have common goals.
Incoming editor Stephen Hinshaw will encourage early career psychologists to write review papers.
Translate your research or clinical insight into popular-press books with these tips.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Psychologists share innovative efforts to address the mental health needs of service members, veterans and their families.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy