October 2010 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 41 No. 9
COVER: Does marriage make us happy?
- Does marriage make us happy?
Opening session keynote speaker and Harvard researcher Daniel Gilbert kicked off APA's convention with his finding that the life goals we strive for don't always make us happy.
APA honors Rosalynn Carter for her decades of work promoting mental health.
Mary Wakefield, administrator of a $7.8 billion federal agency, is working to increase psychologists’ role in caring for underserved Americans.
Psychologists can play a greater role in health care, says APA’s president. Here’s how.
APA’s newly launched PsycLINK helps practitioners find the most salient information and Web resources.
A science and practice collaboration overseen by APA will improve patient care.
A new APA report lays out ways to enhance the status of psychological science.
Muslims put their religious values ahead of their American identity, a new assessment suggests.
Award-winning scientist Susan Fiske explores our lack of compassion for those we deem different from ourselves.
Memories get reconsolidated for about six hours after being tapped, finds research by Joseph LeDoux. Can clinicians take advantage of this critical period?
For white, middle-class Americans, choice is a central part of life, research suggests. That viewpoint can obscure the factors affecting decisions made by people from other backgrounds, including some New Orleanians’ “choice” to ignore evacuation orders.
Award-winning neuroscientist Jonathan Cohen explains why we make odd decisions.
The burgeoning science of intersectionality is adding to the understanding of how our multiple identities affect mental health.
Full equality will lessen stigma, ease stress and bring marriage’s mental health benefits to all, researchers said.
How parent-child relationships are key to well-being.
Parents and teachers ignore warning signs because they just don’t think young children would attempt it.
A new documentary spotlights the struggles of boys who are sexually abused.
APA’s HIV Community Day Conference brought together San Diego physicians, psychologists and clergy in the fight against the spread of the virus.
APA’s third annual Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology points to the importance of self-discovery, networking and flexibility for women’s pursuit of administrative roles.
APA’s soon-to-be-released ‘caregiver briefcase’ will guide psychologists in easing the burden on caregivers, all while improving patient care.
Clinicians shared what they’ve learned from years of community-based work with caregivers and their families as part of the presidential programming on caregiving during APA’s Annual Convention.
Vast numbers of children and teens are caring for sick siblings, parents or elderly relatives at home — often at a cost to their own mental health.
Only 25 percent of Americans have a living will, and even those who do often change their minds about what they should say, research suggests.
Psychologists are increasingly looking to work in primary-care settings. APA Annual Convention speakers discussed how to make such moves successful.
APA’s steady stream of social marketing campaigns is making Americans savvier about the many ways psychology can improve their lives.
APA offers resources for improving education at every level.
The move is designed to help psychology practitioners demonstrate expertise.
APA honors its psychology stars during its 2010 Annual Convention.
APA’s Council of Representatives has proposed amendments to the association’s bylaws that members will vote on this fall.
- Older adults still crave sex, intimacy
- More than one-fifth of graduate students have Googled clients, study suggests
- Psychologists seek better work-life balance
- What’s behind the imposter delusion?
- Ritika Chokhani takes first place in Brain Bee
- APA continues its work to right the internship imbalance
- Study reveals startling abuse of teachers by students, even parents