April 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 4

April 2003 Monitor cover

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Cover topic: Sex

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FEATURES

Psychologist to help direct the nation's alternative health practices

Margaret A. Chesney will head a new center on complementary and alternative medicine.

Virginia managed-care suit finally heads to trial

The court will decide whether or not Blue Cross/Blue Shield honored its contractual agreements with patients and providers.

A thriving practice built on a rare specialty

A Texas psychologist turned her interest into a niche practice

Thinking green

Research on categorization is shedding light on the sources of environmentally friendly behavior while questioning some classic findings in cognitive psychology.

APAGS marks 15th anniversary

Student group commemorates its beginnings as the voice of psychology's future.

Promoting integrated health care

A conference co-sponsored by APA on health promotion brought together multiple health disciplines.

Researchers replace midlife myths with facts

Job changes and stress management can positively affect midlife health.

An empty nest can promote freedom, improved relationships

A developing line of research suggests that many parents get a new lease on life when their children leave.

Preparing for the 'minority majority'

Conference examined media portrayals of minorities and influences of cultural differences, disabilities and sexual orientation on families.

Career heights

As associate director of the president's Office of Science and Technology Policy, psychologist Kathie Olsen relishes the mark she can make on science.

Psychology reaches out on child abuse

For the first time, APA co-sponsored a national conference on child abuse and neglect.