June 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 6

June 2009 Monitor cover

COVER:
At war with stigma

  • The military's war on stigma

    Fearing for their careers, many service members keep quiet about their mental health problems—and their silent suffering is taking a toll on our military readiness. In response, the Defense Department has begun fighting stigma on several fronts.

  • Stigma: Alive and well

    Despite decades of anti-stigma campaigns, people may be more fearful of those with mental illness than ever. New research, however, is pointing the way toward real progress.

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SCIENCE WATCH

Revenge and the people who seek it

New research offers insight into the dish best served cold.

In brief

IN BRIEF

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Home on the range

Michael Rosmann's behavioral services company supports farmers and ranchers through troubling times.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

A daunting assignment

Psychologist Terry Cline is charged with helping rebuild the Iraqi health system.

Ethics Rounds

ETHICS ROUNDS

Disability as an ethical issue

A law school symposium offers an opportunity for psychologists to reflect on the role of stigma within our own field.

Convention attendance

TIME CAPSULE

Attendance at APA's first convention: 18

In 1892, when APA members gathered for the first time, annual dues were $3 and hosting the entire convention cost $12.70.

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FEATURES

Bridging the treatment gap

A new program targets mental disorders in the developing world.

A new kind of delusion?

A growing number of psychotic patients believe they are the stars of reality TV shows.

The end of an academic tradition?

To save money, universities are cutting back or even canceling sabbaticals. But some question whether the move is budget-based or image-focused.

Parents face a treatment dilemma

Research suggests that parents fear that diagnoses such as depression or ADHD will stigmatize their children, and they may avoid treatment as a result.

Two great minds

Alan E. Kazdin and Patrick DeLeon will receive APA's highest honor.

Early Career Psychology

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Overgeneralizing the generations

As workplaces become increasingly age-diverse, psychologists are working to help people of all ages work together.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Snuff out tobacco use

Treating tobacco dependence offers a unique opportunity to blend psychology science and practice.

On Your Behalf

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you?

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