December 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 11
COVER: A decade of behavior
Behavioral science claims the decade
The multidisciplinary 'Decade of Behavior' initiative will bring social and behavioral science into living rooms and classrooms--and, planners hope, transform the way policy-makers regard research on human behavior.
Decade of Behavior launch emphasized a wide range of research areas
The Decade of Behavior's Sept. 25 launch highlighted promising research spanning the breadth of social and behavioral science and touched on the five themes central to the initiative: health, education, safety, prosperity and democracy.
Giving away and selling the behavioral sciences
Serving on the National Advisory Committee for the Decade of Behavior has been an interesting and broadening experience.
- APA members featured at Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference
- California takes first step to meet national accreditation standards
- Congressmen form caucus to build behavioral health aware
- During aging, our decisions look better and better
- Psychology departments recognized for ethnic-minority recruitment, retention
- What makes an extravert extraverted?
- APA journal examines ethics of alcoholism research
- HCFA will cover biofeedback for incontinence
1904 On Dec. 29, APA members elected as their president Mary Whiton Calkins of Wellesley College, making APA the first American scientific society to elect a woman president.
Developmental psychologist finds a niche in a 'smart toy' world.
The following people received Presidential Citations from APA President Pat DeLeon
APA member Nadine Kaslow, PhD, made a significant difference for APA's Public Policy Office (PPO) this year on federal legislation to address racial and ethnic health disparities.
The coursework helps teachers address a sensitive issue more effectively with students.
Tallying the pluses and minuses for kids in today's high-tech world is the wrong approach. Instead, it's important to recognize that interactive technology's impact on child development is likely to be more complex.
Stephen Behnke sees APA's Ethics Office as a resource for members.
APA is sponsoring the third annual National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD), to be held April 5, and is urging members to participate.
Seasoned faculty share their secrets for crafting and presenting engaging lectures.
New editor takes a comprehensive look at what her readers want.
Researchers need funding to evaluate the best way to implement violence prevention programs, APA member Patrick H. Tolan, PhD, told a House of Representatives subcommittee during an October hearing on preventing and fighting crime.
An experimental psychologist generously gave $3 million to his profession in memory of his wife.
Ruling could have implications for all psychologists who work with managed-care companies.
Will health care partner with social scientists to tackle medical errors?
An APA Practice Directorate report to Congress calls for more research and services for this underserved population.
Psychologists sum up the success of a project that trained psychologists to prescribe psychotropics.
People are much more comfortable with anxiety-provoking events that are predictable, a new study concludes.
It's not that people can't perceive subtle differences among those who belong to other racial groups. Rather, they code race first, then don't explore a person's more distinguishing features, a new study suggests.
Recent research suggests a new twist in the relationship between smoking and depression in adolescents.
A psychologist's model outlines children's understanding of race and ethnicity.
Psychologists' input provides a blueprint for the next Surgeon General's report.
Instruct K-12 students about these three topics and watch them learn to think, says renowned educator Howard Gardner.
New JEP:G editor encourages interdisciplinary work.