April 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 4

April 2014 Monitor on Psychology

COVER:
How do you rate?

  • One-star therapy?

    Have you been stung by negative reviews on customer websites? Here’s how to handle your critics.

  • Making the grade

    What to do if your students give you a bad review online.

What do infants understand about the social world?

SCIENCE WATCH

Not-so blank slates

What do infants understand about the social world? More than you think.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Is it really ADHD?

A psychologist and a health economist team up to explore the nation’s skyrocketing rates of ADHD diagnoses — and how a global push for performance may be partly to blame.

CE corner

CE CORNER

Healing thyself

What barriers do psychologists face when considering personal psychotherapy and how can they be overcome?

In addition to continuing to fine-tune APA’s governance structure, the Council of Representatives adopted policy on preparing competent health service psychologists and firearm violence.

FEATURES

Council focuses on advancing the field

In addition to continuing to fine-tune APA’s governance structure, the Council of Representatives adopted policy on preparing competent health service psychologists and firearm violence.

Reducing rural suicide

Psychologists are finding innovative ways to reach out to people in isolated communities.

A public health approach to suicide

The federally funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center offers training, publications and more.

Is pornography addictive?

Psychologists’ research is working to answer that question — and to identify ways to treat people whose porn use is interfering with their lives.

Early Career Psychology

EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Why you need a mentor and how to get one

Early career psychologists need mentors to guide them through the initial stages of building their careers. Here’s how to find one.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Cheryl C. Munday, PhD

Professor, clinician, devoted Detroit resident and jazz lover.