April 2007 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 38 No. 4
On the Cover: Toxic America
An unmet need
APA task force recommends more military-sponsored research and programs to meet the mental health needs of service members and their families.
America: A toxic lifestyle?
The way we value wealth and work over social connectedness may be compromising our long-term health.
APA task force report decries culture's sexualization of girls
We have ample evidence to conclude that sexualization has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, and healthy sexual development.
Detoxing the built environment
Psychologists are exploring environmental links to poor health.
Observers are quicker to see anger on men's faces and happiness on women's. A simple case of gender stereotyping, or something more deeply rooted?
- Schema-based instruction improves math skills
- Clinicians slower to diagnose ethnic-minority children
- Differences in heavy alcohol use can jeopardize marriages
- Forest Institute honored for integrated health-care program
- Denmark wins 2007 Fowler Award
- Low glucose levels compromise self-control
- Social relationships matter in job satisfaction
- Videotape may avert therapy dropout
- Pediatrician tool screens for mental health
- Women need sustained exercise programs after heart surgery
- Dizziness rehab makes some too wobbly
- U.N. report outlines strategies to end violence against children
The possibility of disclosing information always invites a thoughtful process of considering values central to our profession.
Harvard researchers may have found biological clues to quirky adolescent behavior.
Educators are increasingly using intro psych to teach the fundamentals of scientific inquiry.
While some professors favor unionization, others question its value.
Other action includes opposing the teaching of intelligent design as scientific theory and endorsing record-keeping revisions.
A federally funded center is training psychologists to help military families and service members cope with the stress of deployment.
Daniel Kahneman will receive APA's lifetime contributions award at convention for his work challenging human rationality and decision-making.
A group of psychologists travels to Vietnam and Cambodia to learn more about each country's response to trauma.
An Afghanistan-born psychologist helps an effort to establish mental health care in her native land.
APA's new CIO will work to engage members through technology.
A CLOSER LOOK
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Here's a look at proposed federal funding levels for programs affecting psychology.