October 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 9
COVER: APA's Convention '08: A special report
The time of our lives
Do you live in the past, in the moment or for tomorrow? New research explains why it matters.
How psychology helps you every day
Eminent psychologist Robert J. Sternberg discusses how he put his research into action – and how you can, too.
One treatment for emotional disorders?
Research suggests that a single protocol can successfully treat all anxiety and mood disorders.
PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVES: The science of sustainability
Researchers take on climate change.
With so many Web sites listing personal information, our privacy is evaporating.
A senator, an author and a psychologist are honored for bringing psychology to the masses.
Psychologists continue to discuss the field's involvement in interrogations.
Childhood ear infections may pave the way for weight gain in adulthood.
New research pinpoints the ways stress undermines our immune systems at the cellular level.
Sugary drinks, low-calorie sweeteners and pervasive marketing all contribute to the obesity epidemic. How can scientists turn the tide?
Identity researcher Hazel Rose Markus shares a new theory that may bring clarity to a perplexing national topic.
A behavioral medicine pioneer reports on a time-tested technique that reverses aging and improves health.
Psychologists help children cope with lingering fears after sexual abuse, terrorism, medical treatment and other traumas.
Speakers urge service providers and researchers to join together to end violence against women.
As the population ages, psychologists are redesigning many aspects of society.
Refugees face discrimination in their native countries and abroad.
Raids that target undocumented workers increasingly traumatize families left behind.
Psychologists and public health experts should collaborate to boost the nation's well-being.
Children's interaction with objects affects how they see and name them.
Psychologists urged to help parents reverse the commercialization of childhood.
Psychologists look at how accurately the TV series portrays the profession.
To be viable players in the evolving health-care system, psychologists must act quickly to help set the direction for pay-for-performance programs, said convention speakers.
They can enhance your work—and protect you from malpractice claims.
Workforce issues and suicide prevention highlight education advocacy breakfast.
An APA committee celebrates a decade of advocacy on behalf of older adults.
These psychologists earned top honors at APA's 2008 Annual Convention.
Here's to the outstanding psychologists and students recognized for their achievements and contributions to the field.
At a town hall meeting, APA leaders welcomed suggestions on ways the association can better support early career psychologists.