April 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 4
COVER: Eating Disorders
Revamping our definitions of eating disorders
Psychologists are members of two groups that promise to make DSM-V eating-disorder classifications more accurate.
Psychologists are developing promising new treatments and conducting novel research to combat eating disorders.
Goodbye, scale. Hello, health
A grassroots movement helps women gain health and self-esteem by losing their obsession with weight.
Social rejection and ostracism are emerging as powerful psychological forces that shape human behavior in positive and negative ways.
Marsha M. Linehan has spent the last 30 years giving severely suicidal patients a reason to live.
Esteemed researcher John Dovidio discusses what the Obama era means—and what it doesn't.
Theodore Roosevelt hosted the first White House Conference on Children and Youth 100 years ago. After a 38-year hiatus, the conferences may come back under Barack Obama.
A psychologist is helping to lead a massive, comprehensive study of Latino groups.
With their ability to prevent and treat mental and physical conditions, psychologists are integral to any new health plan.
Psychologists differ on how to treat a lack of desire among some women
New technologies are enabling researchers to learn more about the complex strategies frogs use to communicate with potential mates.
Federally funded psychology training programs are providing much-needed services and building a culturally competent workforce.
To keep APA robust during today's economic turmoil, APA's Council of Representatives adopts a new vision statement and trims the association's expenses.
After 40 years at APA, governance affairs head Judy Strassburger retires.
Spotlight on Raymond D. and Sandy Fowler
Collegues honor Lynn P. Rehm's dedication to his students and research on depression with a March festschrift.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Legislation long sought by APA addresses the health and well-being of underserved populations.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.