May 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 5
COVER: APA's 2009 Convention in Toronto
- The genetic revolution
In his APA convention keynote address, Francis Collins will preview the perils and promise of personalized medicine.
- Written in our molecules
- I know who moved my cheese—and where they put it
Master Lecturer Howard Eichenbaum will share how his animal experiments are leading to a more precise understanding of our own memories.
- Big names at convention
APA's Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 6–9, will offer plenary speakers for psychologists of every stripe. Here's a sampling.
- Off the cuff with Phil Zimbardo
New research is uncovering links between beat perception and the motor areas of the brain— and may help explain why music therapy works so well.
Social psychologist Dacher Keltner studies how fleeting facial and body expressions provide insight into the genetic underpinnings of positive emotions.
The first national museum of psychology failed, but with the discipline's popularity growing, a new museum is in the planning stages.
Efforts to share research materials gain ground within psychology.
APA and YMCA partner to bring healthy ideas to communities nationwide.
Psychology educators are teaching with Second Life and other cyber-games, but whether these technologies boost learning remains up for debate.
A Stanford University psychology professor is finding that technology can help students perform better.
APA offers a variety of resources to help new researchers and practitioners launch their careers in today's challenging marketplace.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A wrap-up of APA's latest advocacy.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Psychologists have the skills to help people live healthier lives and are essential to reforming the ailing U.S. health-care system.
Psychologist-developed tools help practitioners spot distress and improve patient care.
Sharing anecdotes about your toddler's latest antic may help people recognize how psychology fits into their everyday lives.
APA honors 14 employers that value staff well-being.