February 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 2
COVER: School success for at-risk kids
Helping at-risk students succeed
A psychologist-designed program that supports learning among at-risk kids gains nationwide momentum.
Autism, schizophrenia and other disorders may have roots in life's earliest stages.
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman's new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," examines how our ability to think quickly and intuitively can sometimes lead us astray—in predictable ways.
APA's guidelines help psychologists steer through the sometimes murky waters of how best to document and protect patient information.
A look at the origins and continued use of the maze in psychological research.
Psychology programs are using novel strategies to tackle the internship shortage.
With the help of psychologists, the next version of the International Classification of Diseases will have a more behavioral perspective.
A volunteer program seeks to enhance minds young and old.
Psychologist-designed anti-bullying programs take on the problem from the perspective of the bully, the victim and the school community.
It's not as common as run-of-the-mill bullying, but sexual harassment in schools may have worse long-term effects, research suggests.
Psychologists are learning more about how teen friendships are changed by social networking and text messaging.
Psychologists are leading efforts to give teachers more control in an increasingly difficult line of work.
APA is fostering environmental sustainability on several fronts.
Margaret Bull Kovera plans to commission papers that have the potential to influence public policy.
APF Visionary Grants are enabling five psychologists to expand their work understanding and assisting vulnerable populations.
- APA files two briefs in support of same-sex couples
- New registry seeks to understand addiction recovery through ‘crowdsourcing’
- APA launches a new database of tests and measures
- Apply now for this summer's Advanced Training Institutes
- Watch for a new member benefit: "APA Access"
- APA's PsycTHERAPY brings therapy demos to life
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
A new arm of FDA is relying on psychologists' expertise in its effort to protect the public from harms associated with tobacco use.