March 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 3
COVER: Virtual therapy
A second life for practice?
Research suggests that using avatars in therapy, business consulting and training may be as effective as their real-life counterparts, and may have other benefits as well.
Practicing distance therapy, legally and ethically
Psychology is developing guidelines for practitioners in this rapidly changing area.
Cognitive psychologists have found that people search for information online in much the same way that animals hunt for food. Now those researchers are extending their theory to Twitter, Wikipedia and the rest of Web 2.0.
Steven C. Norton is the first psychologist to work at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan — part of a State Department push to increase mental health services in war zones.
Social psychologist Timothy D. Wilson argues that behavior change may be easier than we think.
Luxurious accommodations were the staples of America’s Gilded Age asylums, which offered state-of-the-science treatment — for the rich only.
APA’s latest survey finds that many Americans don’t understand how stress can undermine their health.
New standards for undergraduate learning aim to help universities serve students better.
Psychologists are involved in a new type of court that helps veterans on the wrong side of the law get the help they need to restart their lives.
With a $1.7 million CDC grant, APA is rallying communities and psychologists to bring cancer prevention and care to underserved populations.
A generation of adults who came of age too early to be diagnosed with childhood ADHD is finding that later-in-life treatment can bring great rewards.
Undiagnosed ADHD affects millions of adults — and their romantic relationships.
Early career psychologists who take an interdisciplinary approach are finding career satisfaction and more opportunities than ever.