October 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 9
COVER: Curbing climate change
Changing minds to prevent climate change
An APA report gives psychologists and policymakers the behavioral breakdown on climate change.
In his keynote address, Rep. Brian Baird highlights the field's value to society—and calls for even more outreach.
A new APA resolution, based on an extensive literature review, advises against therapy to change sexual orientation.
New research by Martin E.P. Seligman shows how a more positive curriculum pays off.
This year's Neal E. Miller Lecture explores the hidden power of epigenetics.
Stress, particularly worries around pregnancy, may account for many preterm births.
With animal models, psychologists show how the hippocampus transforms raw perceptual information into our recollections.
One of the psychologists who discovered learned helplessness returns to the topic to pinpoint the phenomenon's neurobiological underpinnings.
The debate continues over whether we're born with the basic conceptual modules we need to understand the world.
By streamlining family-based interventions, therapists can improve recovery rates.
Psychology explores the link between socioeconomic status and mortality.
Community health centers are expanding care for millions nationwide—and providing tremendous opportunities for psychologists.
Effective rehabilitation is absent from most American prisons. How can psychology help?
A psychologist looks at ways to reduce recidivism among women by understanding gender differences.
As psychologists explore the link between HIV and mental illness, they've uncovered new approaches to help improve the care of clients who have the virus—and ways to curb its spread.
Two studies found that expressive writing eased some stress for married soldiers, but may have worsened anger for those with high exposure to combat.
To help people exercise more, show them the mismatch between their values and habits, research suggests.
Major changes are ahead for the world's disease classification system, and psychologists' input is crucial to getting it right.
Electronic health records can improve patient care, but how will they change independent practice?
An APA task force previews its recommendations for transforming psychology practice to meet the demands of a new world.
A new APA program gives teachers state-of-the-art information on education and classroom management.
Violence against teachers is a little-known but significant problem. An APA task force is working to change that.
At a town hall meeting, participants brainstorm about ways to attract more ethnic minorities to psychology's ranks.
In his presidential address, James H. Bray lays out the opportunities for psychologists in research and practice.
APA's Council of Representatives adopts APA's first-ever strategic plan and receives two reports that highlight psychology's relevance to topical issues.