January 2013 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 44 No. 1
COVER: Wake up
Awakening to sleep
Tempted to read just one more email before you sleep? Don't. New research finds that not getting enough sleep — whether because of our insatiable desire for digital media or more traditional sleep disturbances — has far-reaching effects on physical and psychological health.
Psychologists are using their training to take on major leadership roles in organizations nationwide.
Donald N. Bersoff will highlight ways to increase professional diversity, retain science members and help military families during his presidential year.
Hailed as a “scientific Playboy,” for 20 years the Worm Runner’s Digest poked fun at the pomposity of science, with spoofs by B.F. Skinner, James V. McConnell and other psychology luminaries.
APA provided key psychological evidence in three important court cases in the last year.
Thanks to iTunes U, free psychology lectures are pumping through the earbuds of thousands of students, professionals and curious laypeople around the world.
Addressing injured soldiers’ sleep issues helps improve their rehabilitation, psychologists find.
With the obesity epidemic disproportionally affecting black women, APA and the Association of Black Psychologists co-hosted a summit to explore the intersection of race, stress and social context — as well as the culturally sensitive interventions that can make a difference.
A pioneer of digital publishing and a world-renowned expert on meta-analysis team up to edit psychology’s first open-methods, open-data and open-access journal.
The new editors of The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts will publish research from a broad array of scientists and reach out to new audiences.
The new editors of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology plan to make it a must-read for all pediatric practitioners and researchers.
APF President Dorothy W. Cantor has given a total of $125,000 to APA's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology.
- Phone therapy works for mild to moderate disorders, study suggests
- Psychologist Peter Salovey is Yale’s next president
- More older adults with depression referred to medication — not psychotherapy — for treatment
- By the numbers
- Mercer offers new clinical medical psychology program
- Help lead APA's student organization
- Rape takes global toll on women's lives, study finds
Throughout the year, the Monitor is following four early career psychologists as they navigate the transition from trainees to full-fledged psychologists.
Award-winning teacher, self-proclaimed former slacker and nontraditional dad.
SCIENCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
This year's APA Science Leadership Conference explored new ways to promote psychological science within academia and the broader community.
Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor described a vision for putting psychological science to work in the community.
Science Leadership Conference speakers discussed ways to promote psychological science in today’s financially lean times.