April 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 4

April 2006 Monitor cover

COVER:
The goods on gossip

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SCIENCE WATCH

Gamble at your own risk

Knowledge of statistics may not keep people from gambling, but carefully designed warning messages might.

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ETHICS ROUNDS

Reflections on being an ethical clinician

Being an ethical clinician entails differentiating our needs and desires from those of our clients and determining which of our needs and desires are appropriately met through our clinical work.

FEATURES

APA governance news

APA's Council of Representatives has approved a change in the association's licensure policy, among other actions.

Ethics and national security

Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter chaired the APA Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) and is current chair of the APA Ethics Committee. At the February Council of Representatives meeting, she provided an update on implementation of council's August 2005 actions regarding the PENS report and process. The Monitor reprints her remarks here.

How reliable is eyewitness testimony?

Psychologists are helping police and juries rethink the role of eyewitness identifications and testimony.

Stressed out nation

Many Americans resort to unhealthy habits to help manage extreme stress, a new survey suggests.

A picture of health

A psychologist's multidimensional employee wellness initiative at the University of Missouri emphasizes mind-body health.

Bringing recovery home

Telehealth initiatives offer support and rehabilitation services in remote locations.

Soldier support

Psychologists help troops handle the stresses of combat in Iraq and the anxieties of coming home.

Redemption over revenge

Two psychologist-led programs offer help to Rwanda's walking wounded.

A call for data collection to eliminate health disparities

Psychologist Vickie Mays contributed to a report recommending that researchers gather more health data on race, ethnicity and primary language.

Geropsychology grants in peril

Seven geropsychology training efforts have lost funding they receive through the federal Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program.

Equality, diversity and integration

APA recognizes three graduate programs that transcend the traditional.

Next-generation tools for teachers

Psychologists team with engineers to put new technology to use in the classroom.

A Closer Look

A CLOSER LOOK

Sharing psychology with artists

The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts extends membership to anyone with an interest in the arts and psychology.

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EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Getting to know you

New jobs often require learning new cultures as well as new skills. Here's how to thrive in your new setting and retain your identity as a psychologist.

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PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

Funding forecast

Advocacy could stave off funding cuts many key federal programs face in the proposed budget.