February 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 2
COVER: Dangerous distraction
Psychologists' research shows how cell phones, iPods and other technologies make us more accident prone and is laying the foundation to make using these gadgets less dangerous.
Your developmental environment can undercut your memory, give it a boost or possibly even predict how you'll treat your children.
Grady Dale Jr. works with minority and underserved urban children and families to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health care.
Irene Pepperberg shocked the world by showing that bird brains can master complex tasks.
Psychologists' work in this area involves an abundance of roles, clients and different settings.
One hundred years ago, this psychologist launched his career by researching the effects the popular beverage had on people's motor skills and cognitive abilities.
For the first time, a court directly supports psychology's role in lessening conflict in family breakups through parenting coordination.
For young people, a tendency to multitask may impoverish learning, productivity and even friendships.
Some racism is so subtle that neither victim nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is going on—which may be especially toxic for people of color.
Minority and majority groups seek different things from their interactions with each other.
The issues—and interventions—are different for racial and ethnic-minority caregivers.
APA develops an online resource that gives K-12 teachers free advice from national experts.
Health-care reform and aiding caregivers will top her priorities.
A new editor aims to publish her journal's innovative research more quickly and efficiently.
Generous endowment will fund a congressional fellowship.
Ungerleider donates $25,000 for graduate student travel grants.
When can you capitalize on negative feelings, and when should you refer a client to someone else?
Practitioners offer advice on how early career psychologists can find the people who need their help.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Last year, psychology gained major victories with mental health parity and the Medicare program. This year, the APA Practice Organization is poised for some success.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.