July/August 2014 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 45 No. 7

July-August 2014 Monitor

COVER:
New ways to protect kids

  • New ways to protect kids

    A conference co-sponsored by APA and the American Bar Association calls for paradigm shifts in preventing and treating child abuse.

  • Contested custody

    Inappropriate assumptions are common in family courts.

Epidemiologist Sharon Croisant, PhD, is collecting data about the physical and mental health, stress and resilience of Louisiana residents affected by the spill.

SCIENCE WATCH

After the spill

Researchers study the lingering effects of the BP oil spill.

Questionaire

QUESTIONNAIRE

Defending animal research

Despite a life-threatening attack against him, J. David Jentsch remains an outspoken proponent of research with animals, emphasizing that the work is needed to save human lives.

In the first of a series of articles on team science, Barbara Stanley explores how today’s more complex research environment is raising new ethical concerns.

ETHICALLY SPEAKING

Team science: A matter of trust?

In the first of a series of articles on team science, Barbara Stanley explores how today’s more complex research environment is raising new ethical concerns.

How many psychologists are licensed in the United States?

FEATURES

How many psychology doctorates are awarded by U.S. institutions?

News from APA’s Center for Workforce Studies.

World-changing research

At a meeting at the United Nations, psychologists explain how the discipline can contribute to sustainable development.

The unknown victims of trafficking

A new APA task force report calls for more research and public education about trafficking of women and girls in the United States.

Integrated care at work

A Pennsylvania health group that serves 2.6 million has improved patient care and lowered costs by including psychologists in primary care.

From stuttering to fluency

Psychologists are helping people who stutter gain mastery over their symptoms and associated anxiety.

Will that student be able to practice?

Psychology educators are taking a harder look at student competence.

Warning: This course may cause emotional distress

Once reserved for graphic TV, warnings about disturbing content may be coming to a classroom near you.

Stay the course

Don’t let rejection get you down. Persistence pays off when applying for grants and fellowships, according to these successful grad students and early career psychologists.

What every psychologist should know about disasters

Being competent in the face of a disaster takes training and knowhow. Here are some basics.

Protecting your work and practice

Simple precautions can ensure that your work, clients and data are safe in the event of a crisis.

Community psychology in action

Looking for ways to tackle a community health or development problem? The Community Tool Box is here to help.

Random Sample

RANDOM SAMPLE

Kiban Turner, PhD

A psychology consultant who provides “marital therapy” for the business world.

Candidates

CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT

Candidates answer more questions

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