January 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 1
COVER: Reforming care now
- Integrated care is nothing new for these psychologists
Psychologists' work on interdisciplinary teams is already improving treatment outcomes and lowering costs — offering successful models for the nation's future health-care system.
- A prescription for empathy
In an effort to improve health outcomes, psychologists are helping physicians become better listeners and patient coaches.
- A better assessment for would-be physicians
Psychologists are also making their mark on health care's future as architects of a revised Medical College Admission Test.
- The antidote to medical errors
Psychologists' insights into humans' penchant for mistakes are making medical procedures safer and more efficient.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the experimental psychology professor who served two terms as the president of Latvia, discusses her unusual career.
Psychologists are among those helping patients who cross borders for fertility treatment, just one piece of the burgeoning industry known as 'medical tourism.'
The work of Norman R.F. Maier offers an example of how those at the core of a discipline can thwart those who challenge mainstream views.
An Army and prison psychologist, L. Eduardo Caraveo was known for his sense of humor and ability to raise morale.
New data from APA's Stress in America survey indicate parents don't know what's bothering their children.
In 2009, several groundbreaking APA initiatives put the association — and psychology itself — on firmer footing for the future.
Higher education institutions are infusing more flexibility into the academic career path, but it may not be enough for the next generation of professors.
Carol D. Goodheart hopes to build new resources—and a new sense of community—for APA's members.
Wade Pickren aims to reignite interest in psychology's past through the pages of History of Psychology.
Michael Zarate promises quicker rejections for a few, but better feedback for most.
A foundation started by K. Patrick and Lily Okura focuses on improving the lives of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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