April 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 4
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.
The most direct route may not be the best for treating brain-injured patients with attention deficits, according to a new meta-analysis.
- APA's Council of Representatives passes resolution on assisted suicide
- Can't get no satisfaction?
- Workplace safety tied to job security
- National Research Council says psychosocial sciences deserve more attention
- New journal is catalyst for cutting-edge emotion research
- Children: uncompensated casualties of the job market
- Drug effects different if self-administered, study suggests
- Students organize 'First Ever Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference'
- National Science Foundation boosts cognitive neuroscience
- Researchers develop workshops tailored to gay and lesbian couples
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.
Four members are honored for the trails they blazed on behalf of minority psychologists.
Research debunks long-held notionsabout sexual orientation.
A mentoring program for ethnic-minority community college students recounts its successes and looks to secure its future.
Research on a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness suggests that unless we pay close attention, we can miss even the most conspicuous events.
Psychologist spreads the word about healthy sexuality around the world.
A recent APA policy fellow becomes Oklahoma's commissioner for mental health and substance abuse.
Psychologist becomes only nonphysician shareholder in medical practice.
A clinical and forensic psychologist has carved out his own practice by collaborating with rural primary-care physicians.
Medical residency programs will now encourage physicians to collaborate with other health-care professionals.
With psychologists' help, an oncology clinic taps the mind's power to restore the body.
APA members strive to unite psychology's efforts in early education and care and to shepherd their growth.
Faculty active in the public policy arena are teaching students about the important interplay between psychology and policy-making.
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.
Expect a seamless transition under Behavioral Neuroscience's new editor.
Journal's new editor seeks to make methodology more inclusive.