May 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 5

May 2014 Monitor on Psychology

COVER:
Welcome to Washington!

Politicians are promoting the idea of universal preschool and psychologists are helping to identify what works.

SCIENCE WATCH

The preschool puzzle

Politicians are promoting the idea of universal preschool. Psychologists are helping to illuminate what works.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Educating the educators

University of Virginia psychologist Daniel Willingham, PhD, is dedicated to helping schools and families determine which new educational tools and strategies are scientifically supported and worth adopting.

Conducting research over the Internet allows researchers to capture data but presents ethical challenges.

ETHICALLY SPEAKING

Can I learn to stop worrying and love online research?

Conducting research over the Internet allows researchers to capture data as never before. But it also presents ethical challenges.

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association identifies depression as a risk factor for heart disease.

FEATURES

Depression’s toll on the heart

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association identifies depression as a risk factor for heart disease.

Who me? Marry?

Psychologists weigh in on how the changing landscape of same-sex marriage may be affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals.

Mother’s day

Mom still rules when it comes to taking care of the kids, but dads are getting closer.

Stop gun violence

APA’s new policy resolution encourages a comprehensive approach to gun violence prevention.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Chuck Gray, PhD

Private practitioner, marital expert, and happy husband and father.

State Leadership

STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Embracing health-care reform

At the 2014 State Leadership Conference, leaders create roadmaps for psychological practice under the Affordable Care Act.

Should you explore an alternative practice model?

From baby steps to full-fledged change, psychologists are exploring new ways of doing business.

Helping employees — and the bottom line

APA’s 2014 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards celebrate employers making a difference.

Improving care, cutting costs

How clinical practice guidelines can enhance care and save money in various health-care settings.

Recognizing excellence

The following people and organizations were honored at the 2014 State Leadership Conference held in Washington, D.C., March 8–11.

Candidates

CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT

Meet the candidates for APA’s 2016 president

Members will elect the association’s next president this fall.