May 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 5
COVER: See you in Orlando
- Presidential programming
Obesity, interdisciplinary team science and interprofessional practice are this year's APA presidential convention themes.
- Lifetime achievement
Kelly D. Brownell and Rena Wing will be honored at APA's 2012 Annual Convention.
- Top speakers for psychology's top meeting
APA has lined up a wealth of experts to deliver plenary presentations at its Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5.
Psychology is ramping up efforts to improve global health and well-being.
Monica Mitchell uses creative research and community strategies to make sure youngsters with sickle cell disease receive the treatment they need to lead normal lives.
Imagine a house that can help its aging occupant figure out why his arthritis is acting up or a robot that can remind your grandmother to take her medications. Wendy Rogers is working to make that future a reality.
Lillian and Frank Gilbreth filmed industrial employees on the job in an effort to increase worker safety and happiness, while limiting boredom.
Psychologists probe the mental health effects of solitary confinement.
Action by APA’s Council of Representatives also included funding work on telepsychology guidelines and the approval of two more APA journals.
APF's Placek grants are helping researchers investigate the effects of hate crimes and ways to pass LGBT antidiscrimination laws.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Government agencies and community organizations must build bridges to assist service members, veterans and their families, said APA members at a February congressional hearing.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Leaders at the State Leadership Conference urged all psychologists to step up their efforts to build a better system.
Psychologists must make the case for working side by side with physicians.
The annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards honor employees who make employee health a top priority.
New research focuses on removing barriers to psychological services in health-care reform.
Electronic records can improve patient care. Here's how.
CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT
Independent Practice, Phoenix
Independent Practice, Anchorage, Alaska
PsychContinuingEd.com, Columbus, Ohio
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Independent Practice and University of Washington, Seattle