April 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 4
COVER: Avoiding ethical missteps
Avoiding ethical missteps
By drawing on the science of prevention, psychologists can develop skills, relationships and personal qualities to bolster ethical resilience and minimize risks related to unethical behavior.
As far as the brain is concerned, a broken heart may not be so different from a broken arm.
Neuropsychologist Paul Wicks’s skills as a researcher have made him invaluable to the success of a social networking site for patients.
Cognitive psychologist Gary Marcus spent his sabbatical learning to play guitar, and putting to rest the fallacy that new skills are just for kids.
In 1938, Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley hired experimental psychologist Coleman Griffith — and didn’t listen to a thing he said.
More than a thousand students came away from the 2012 APPIC match empty-handed. But despite a sluggish economy, the number of new sites continues to grow.
Treatment for child trauma works, but too often, children don’t have access to it.
In West Virginia, the demise of rehab programs for coal miners means a reduced likelihood of psychological treatment.
Do all those clichéd images of happy children and American flags actually sway voters? Yes, but perhaps not in the way you’d expect, researchers say.
Physical discipline is slowly declining as some studies reveal lasting harms for children.
High school teachers nationwide are finding new ways to help students get the most out of psychology.
This year’s APA Division Leadership Conference focused on finding new ways to engage early career psychologists.
The editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration will encourage a science-practice dialogue.
The new Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics editors, Daniel Houser and Bernd Weber, will bring together disparate researchers to answer the tough questions.
APF thanks those who paid tribute to colleagues, mentors and loved ones by making a gift to the foundation in 2011. Their generosity ensures the future of psychology and honors the people who have helped make a difference in your life.
Resources like the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium can help academic couples overcome the hurdles of finding two academic jobs in one place.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Federal funding is helping to integrate psychology into health care and build a more skilled psychology workforce.