January 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 1
COVER: Hard times
How greed outstripped need
American culture set us up for the economic fall, psychologists say.
Tools for tough times
Psychologists' research on past economic crises offers clues to how American families will be affected by the recession - and what works to help them.
Rolling with the changes
How the recession is affecting practitioners—and how they are preparing for possibly tougher times ahead.
Science on a shoestring
In these challenging times, researchers are looking to trim their lab costs without compromising work quality. Here's how.
Universities prepare for leaner times
Private and public universities face different challenges in today's financial climate.
The price of affluence
New research shows that privileged teens may be more self-centered—and depressed—than ever before.
Animals—like people—may cooperate for the sheer joy of it.
A corporate outreach program makes domestic violence everyone's business.
Neuroeconomics pioneer Paul Zak explains the behaviors that led to our economic crisis.
A developmental perspective offers a richness to our understanding of how a psychologist's career evolves in the context of our field's ethics.
This psychologist provided a valuable assessment tool, but also gave fodder to eugenics proponents, who led a dark chapter in American history.
By helping practitioners and scientists harness current trends, APA's 2009 president, James H. Bray, PhD, hopes to move the field boldly into the future.
New research explores how brain lateralization influences our lives.
For certain tasks, chimps almost exclusively use their right hands.
Even as more school-based centers provide mental health services, the debate continues over whether these sites are the best way to serve students.
Nadine J. Kaslow aims to expand the range and practicality of the Journal of Family Psychology.
Cecil Reynolds wants veteran Psychological Asessment authors to guide new ones.
A psychologist who develops new methods for social competence training earns a new award for her innovative practice.
Grantee Eric Dubow is teaching teens to reverse prejudice.
Spotlight on Laura S. Brown, PhD
Six ways psychologists can help patients who can no longer afford therapy.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.