November 2009 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 40 No. 10

November 2009 Monitor Cover

COVER:
Understanding terrorism

  • Understanding terrorism

    Psychologists are amassing more concrete data on the factors that lead some people to terrorism—and using those insights to develop ways to thwart it.

  • With terrorism, labeling has implications

    The words and concepts we use to discuss terrorism and counterterrorism can have profound implications for how countries, populations and individuals behave.

People at aquarium

SCIENCE WATCH

Wild encounters

A central mission of zoos and aquariums is to educate visitors about conservation. Is the message getting through?

The USNS Comfort anchored off the coast of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.

PRACTICE PROFILE

Profiles in service

These four psychologists joined the U.S. Public Health Service to bring mental health care to military members and underserved civilians.

QUESTIONNAIRE

The science ambassador

Timothy J. DeVoogd's tour of Latin America and the Caribbean connects scientists and governments with U.S. expertise, and vice versa.

Vintage baseball and uniform

TIME CAPSULE

Babe Ruth sees a psychologist

Science sought to discover the secret of his baseball prowess.

Ants

FEATURES

Ants to the rescue

Trapped in a sand snare? Don't worry, your sisters will come to your aid.

Sharing a PROMIS

An NIH initiative is helping researchers get more out of patient surveys.

New insights on college mental health

A network of data will offer a national picture of student well-being.

Mining for data gold

An APA Advanced Training Institute teaches researchers a new way to glean insights from their data.

Yoga as a practice tool

With a growing body of research supporting yoga's mental health benefits, psychologists are weaving the practice into their work with clients.

Natural healing

Psychologists continue their work helping families cope in the aftermath of all-too-common suicides by American Indian youth.

In the driver's seat

A cognitive training program is helping older adults maintain their mobility and drive safely.

Repairing psychology's leaky pipeline

An APA effort has increased the number of ethnic-minority students pursuing psychology careers.

A new APA journal

The Asian American Journal of Psychology will capture the research of a growing field.