April 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 4

April 2009 Monitor cover

COVER:
Eating Disorders

Singled out

SCIENCE WATCH

Singled out

Social rejection and ostracism are emerging as powerful psychological forces that shape human behavior in positive and negative ways.

In brief

IN BRIEF

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Fostering lives worth living

Marsha M. Linehan has spent the last 30 years giving severely suicidal patients a reason to live.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

Race relations in a new age

Esteemed researcher John Dovidio discusses what the Obama era means—and what it doesn't.

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TIME CAPSULE

Putting children in the spotlight

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.

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FEATURES

A step forward for Latino health

A psychologist is helping to lead a massive, comprehensive study of Latino groups.

A new vision for American health care

With their ability to prevent and treat mental and physical conditions, psychologists are integral to any new health plan.

The debate over low libidos

Psychologists differ on how to treat a lack of desire among some women

Finding love in the wild

New technologies are enabling researchers to learn more about the complex strategies frogs use to communicate with potential mates.

Top-shelf care for the underserved

Federally funded psychology training programs are providing much-needed services and building a culturally competent workforce.

A stronger vision for APA

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.

A much-loved employee bids adieu

After 40 years at APA, governance affairs head Judy Strassburger retires.

Donor spotlight

Spotlight on Raymond D. and Sandy Fowler

A lifelong mentor

Collegues honor Lynn P. Rehm's dedication to his students and research on depression with a March festschrift.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

New law expands care for millions of children

Legislation long sought by APA addresses the health and well-being of underserved populations.

On Your Behalf

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.

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RANDOM SAMPLE