May 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 5

Monitor on Psychology May 2012

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Improving global health and well-being

SCIENCE WATCH

Improving health, worldwide

Psychology is ramping up efforts to improve global health and well-being.

Dr. Monica Mitchell

PRACTICE PROFILE

Homing in on sickle cell disease

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.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Design for all ages

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.

Psychology’s first forays into film

TIME CAPSULE

Psychology's first forays into film

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

FEATURES

Alone, in ‘the hole’

Psychologists probe the mental health effects of solitary confinement.

Psychology education tops council's agenda

Action by APA’s Council of Representatives also included funding work on telepsychology guidelines and the approval of two more APA journals.

Support for sexual minorities

APF's Placek grants are helping researchers investigate the effects of hate crimes and ways to pass LGBT antidiscrimination laws.

APA member Dr. M. David Rudd

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Helping veterans and their families

Government agencies and community organizations must build bridges to assist service members, veterans and their families, said APA members at a February congressional hearing.

Ximena Zurita, PhD

RANDOM SAMPLE

Shaping the new health-care system

STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Shaping the new health-care system

Leaders at the State Leadership Conference urged all psychologists to step up their efforts to build a better system.

Integrated care is the future

Psychologists must make the case for working side by side with physicians.

Putting workers first

The annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards honor employees who make employee health a top priority.

Expanding Medicaid

New research focuses on removing barriers to psychological services in health-care reform.

The advantages of electronic health records

Electronic records can improve patient care. Here's how.

Candidates

CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT

Paul L. Craig, PhD

Independent Practice, Anchorage, Alaska

Sheldon M. Cohen, PhD

Independent Practice, Phoenix

Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD

Independent Practice and University of Washington, Seattle

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Todd E. Finnerty, PsyD

PsychContinuingEd.com, Columbus, Ohio