March 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 3

March 2010 Monitor cover

COVER:
Rebounding from stroke

  • New help for stroke survivors

    Today’s generation of researchers is making stroke rehabilitation more effective, consumer-friendly and cutting-edge.

chimpanzee with stick

SCIENCE WATCH

Tool talk

Psychologists are exploring why some animals can use tools — and why humans can use them so well.

Girl doing math

IN BRIEF

Woman on scale

PRACTICE PROFILE

Feeding the soul

Beth McGilley’s own struggles with anorexia have led her to a successful practice helping others with eating disorders.

Teenager

QUESTIONNAIRE

Analyzing adolescence

Laurence Steinberg’s internationally recognized research is changing the way we think about teenagers.

Enemy plane

TIME CAPSULE

Spotting the enemy

The Training System for Aircraft and Ship Recognition designed by psychologist Samuel Renshaw saved untold lives during World War II.

Sad man

FEATURES

Selling work to the unemployed

Social marketing strategies could help those most at risk for staying jobless.

On-call scientists

A new initiative matches volunteer psychologists with human rights organizations that need their expertise.

Ending an epidemic

Millions of teens are in abusive relationships, and parents are often the last to know.

'This won't hurt a bit'

That common phrase belies a grim reality for children: Medical procedures do hurt. Here’s how psychologists are easing pediatric pain, whether acute or chronic.

Menopause, the makeover

Psychologists are helping women sidestep the stereotypes associated with menopause and transform this developmental passage into a vital new phase of life.

Mapping menopause

Emerging data are offering a more accurate understanding of this time of hormonal flux, but researchers need to learn more about how women of different ethnicities experience menopause.

Engaging the millennial learner

New research suggests that offering variety may be the best way to engage today's undergraduates.

A journal for violence research

Editor Sherry Hamby is building a home for research on the psychology of violence and aggression.

Protecting our work force

Joseph J. Hurrell Jr. seeks more interdisciplinary research on worker safety, health and well-being.

Donor Spotlight

Spotlight on Alice Chang, PhD

Haitian child

ON YOUR BEHALF

On Your Behalf

What APA is doing for you

Quit smoking

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