April 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 4
COVER: New hope for pain relief
Overcoming barriers to pain relief
Psychologists are among those knocking down the obstacles to successful pain treatment.
Hope on the horizon
Behavioral researchers are uncovering promising new ways to treat chronic pain.
Giving a voice to cognitively impaired children
Psychologists have recently begun to develop reliable ways to assess pain in children with cognitive impairment, laying the groundwork for better pain-management practices.
Embracing the mind-body approach
Mark B. Weisberg co-owns a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in pain.
Preparing patients for spinal surgery
William Deardorff offers his expertise to both patients and surgeons.
Easing migraine pain
Stacey A. Williams uses biofeedback to treat adolescents in pain.
Burn patients find relief in a virtual world
Recent research indicates that virtual reality helps ease pain during burn wound treatment.
- Dopamine, prefrontal cortex linked to cognitive difficulty in old age
- Time has taught us to build better Web bonds
- Chronic mild depression can affect older adults' immune systems, study finds
- Study dispels perception that women leave jobs more than men do
- The higher the IQ, the less likelihood of PTSD, study suggests
- Genetic research project studies heart disease and positive emotions
- Study shows telephone counseling can be effective
- What's in a name? The power to sway decisions
- APA council establishes task forces on key societal issues
- APA advocates for new funding for graduate training
- Zimbardo talk focuses on how individuals can be persuaded to commit malevolent acts
- APA educates Congress about women's mental health
- APA welcomes new SAMHSA chief
Psychology's push for prescription privileges is finally rewarded--and could set an important precedent for other states.
One psychologist's work has changed researchers' assumptions of how children cope after disaster.
In the wake of Sept. 11, there are ways parents can foster children's sense of security.
In the wake of Sept. 11, schools respond to students' increased interest in terrorism and other traumatic life events.
Some of the best research is sparked by students, tested in the lab, put into practice and fed back to classes as theory. And so the loop goes.
In recent years, the mantra at research universities has been, 'pay more attention to teaching.' Some say that might be undermining the ability to do research.
Amid growing awareness that computerized slide presentations can bore students, academics look to use the software more interactively.
A first-of-its-kind national survey promises to shed new light on ethnic and racial health disparities.
Insensitive treatment spurs anger and legal action from laid-off employees, and negative press follows. Psychologists are stepping in to help.
Psychologists in executive coaching say joining the field requires business and psychological know-how.
In her work with professional athletes, Yolanda Bruce Brooks concentrates on the person in the player.
Psychologists recognize a history of oppression as they work with indigenous Australians.
APA's Div. 37, Section 1, seeks to attract more practitioners and basic researchers to the field.