July/August 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 7

Monitor on Psychology JULY/AUGUST 2012

Smog in your brain

  • Smog in our brains

    Researchers are identifying startling connections between air pollution and decreased cognition and well-being.



Money can't buy happiness

Extremely wealthy people have their own set of concerns: anxiety about their children, uncertainty over their relationships and fears of isolation, finds research by Robert Kenny.

TED talks


Psychology's ‘ideas worth spreading'

Psychologists are reaching millions through TED talks.

The psychology of HIV/AIDS prevention

At a conference co-sponsored by APA, psychologists emphasize that behavioral interventions are essential to slowing Washington, D.C.’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

APA resolution emphasizes behavioral and biomedical approaches

Biomedical interventions for preventing or treating HIV infection depend on human behavior.

Psychology's peace builders

A truth seeker in Africa; putting the evidence in peace building; radio messages for peace; an Australian activist; race and education; training tomorrow’s peace psychologists; intractable conflicts.

Gold-medal psychology

Sport psychologists are helping elite athletes prepare for the 2012 London Olympic games.

What are the benefits of mindfulness

A wealth of new research has explored this age-old practice. Here's a look at its benefits for both clients and psychologists.

Four ways to find a postdoc

How to secure a position that will advance your academic or clinical psychology career.

Six strategies for successful schmoozing

From poster sessions to social hours, APA's convention offers chances to make valuable connections by chatting up your colleagues.

Birds of a feather


Birds of a feather

Early career psychologists who join APA divisions find like-minded individuals who can help them further their careers.

Paul D. Dukarm, PhD




Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD

Independent Practice and University of Washington, Seattle

Todd E. Finnerty, PsyD

PsychContinuingEd.com, Columbus, Ohio

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD

Emery University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Paul L. Craig, PhD

Independent Practice, Anchorage, Alaska

Sheldon M. Cohen, PhD

Independent Practice, Phoenix