April 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 4

April 2001 Monitor cover

COVER:
The Greening of Psychology

  • Green is good for you

    Psychologists' research explains the mental and physical restoration we get from nature--and has important implications for how we build our homes, work environments and cities.

  • Many approaches to being green

    Behavioral researchers have identified a variety of ways to encourage environmentally friendly behavior.

  • Keeping national forests green and user friendly

    What the forest managers care about is that I can help them understand what people's attitudes, values and behaviors are, how to communicate with publics and how to encourage environmentally responsible actions.

  • Other psychologists in the field

    Psychologists ply their skills on a range of eco-friendly projects in their own communities.

  • The greening of APA

    Patricia Winter, PhD, crafted a motion requiring the association to produce annual reports on its progress toward adopting environmentally responsible practices.

SCIENCE WATCH

Restoring attention after brain damage

The most direct route may not be the best for treating brain-injured patients with attention deficits, according to a new meta-analysis.

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FEATURES

Thwarting modern prejudice

APA divisions hosted a conference that frankly, and sometimes even painfully, showed how far psychology and the association have to go to improve their acceptance of others.

Psychology's colorful characters

Four members are honored for the trails they blazed on behalf of minority psychologists.

Our erotic personalities are as unique as our fingerprints

Research debunks long-held notionsabout sexual orientation.

Psychology's diversity leaps 'Beyond 2000'

A mentoring program for ethnic-minority community college students recounts its successes and looks to secure its future.

Sights unseen

Research on a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness suggests that unless we pay close attention, we can miss even the most conspicuous events.

Revolutionary sex education

Psychologist spreads the word about healthy sexuality around the world.

Boosted to the top rungs of mental health policy

A recent APA policy fellow becomes Oklahoma's commissioner for mental health and substance abuse.

A share of his future

Psychologist becomes only nonphysician shareholder in medical practice.

Collaborating in the country

A clinical and forensic psychologist has carved out his own practice by collaborating with rural primary-care physicians.

New rule will change the psychologist­physician relationship

Medical residency programs will now encourage physicians to collaborate with other health-care professionals.

The integrative approach to cancer care

With psychologists' help, an oncology clinic taps the mind's power to restore the body.

A new era for childhood education

APA members strive to unite psychology's efforts in early education and care and to shepherd their growth.

Turning students into advocates

Faculty active in the public policy arena are teaching students about the important interplay between psychology and policy-making.

Psychology is bound to become more Darwinian, says eminent primatologist

At APA's 2001 Annual Convention, Frans B.M.de Waal will discuss primate research that, he believes, underscores the value of evolutionary approaches to studying behavior.

Disterhoft plans to highlightcurrent themes in journal

Expect a seamless transition under Behavioral Neuroscience's new editor.

West is new editor for Psychological Methods

Journal's new editor seeks to make methodology more inclusive.