October 2011 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 42 No. 9
On the Cover: How the Web is changing us
Is technology ruining our kids?
Not according to public health researcher Michele Ybarra, who outlined why, in general, there is little cause for alarm.
Facebook: Friend or foe?
Children and teens’ overuse of social media is linked to lower grades, poor health and symptoms of potential mental health problems, new research shows.
The promise of Web 3.0
The behavioral scientist behind eHarmony said today’s Web technology offers rich possibilities for researchers.
NIMH invests in IT-enhanced interventions
The institute seeks to fund interventions that are ‘pushing the envelope.’
New research points to ways to help minority students reach greater academic heights, said Claude Steele in his APA 2011 Annual Convention keynote address.
Despite decades of work, the educational achievement gap between whites and ethnic minorities continues, said speakers at an APA convention session.
In her presidential address, Melba J.T. Vasquez outlined areas where psychological research has secured justice and called for continued work to safeguard health-care reform.
An APA presidential task force has identified the complex issues facing immigrants—and ways psychologists can help them thrive.
Your neighborhood can affect your health, to the detriment of many racial and ethnic-minority groups, according to psychologist Brian Smedley.
They may be unintentional, but microaggressions leave lasting hurt, say psychologists.
Stanford University researcher Carol S. Dweck has found a way to change people’s minds to reduce prejudice and bullying.
Is it possible to break people of unconscious prejudice? One researcher’s work suggests it is.
Meditation, mindfulness and other tools can help us avoid unwanted thoughts, says social psychologist Daniel Wegner.
Psychologist Brian Wansink says that small changes in our environment can help us overcome our natural tendency to overeat.
There is plenty we can do now to reduce our risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows.
After having a baby, most married couples become less satisfied with their relationships, and that can have negative mental health consequences for their children.
A famous Eugene O’Neill play enacted with Debra Winger at APA’s convention spurred discussion of ways psychologists can combat the stigma surrounding substance abuse.
Martin E.P. Seligman’s new initiative calls for a global boost in well-being by 2051.
Stimulant drugs damage the brain’s decision-making abilities, revving up the course of addiction and making it harder for people to quit, research suggests.
Psychologists discuss how to improve access to care for underserved populations.
During APA’s convention, a force of psychologists went to Capitol Hill to advocate for two psychology workforce programs.
Now more than ever, key federal programs need psychologists’ support on Capitol Hill.
At its meeting during APA's Annual Convention, the Council of Representatives approved funds for APA's top priorities, including an analysis of psychology's workforce and an expansion of the association's public education campaign.
APA honors psychology's best at its 2011 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Next month, APA members will be asked to vote on changes to the association’s bylaws that would alter guidelines for dues exemption.
- Live science on the showroom floor
- Zimbardo re-examines his landmark Stanford prison study
- Attention students and ECPs: Self-care is an 'ethical imperative'
- Ready, set, mentor
- Suicide risk is high among war veterans in college, study finds
- Psychotherapy is effective and here’s why
- From toilet to tap: Getting people to drink recycled water
- What's ahead for psychology practice?
- A push for more accountability is changing the accreditation process
- Peer, parental support prove key to fighting childhood obesity
- Popular culture encourages girls to mix sex and alcohol
- Bullying may contribute to lower test scores
- A consequence of cuckoldry: More (and better) sex?
- Building a better tomato
- Manatees’ exquisite sense of touch may lead them into dangerous waters
- How will China’s only children care for their aging parents?
- ‘Spice’ and ‘K2’: New drugs of abuse now on the market
- Many suspects don't understand their right to remain silent