December 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 11
COVER: Highlights from APA's Annual Convention
- A lesson from the world's refugees
In her work with immigrants of 32 different cultures, Mary Pipher explores human resiliency.
- Blueberries + exercise = healthy minds?
Studies of the aging mind show hope for techniques that might stave off the inevitable.
- A new take on psychoneuroimmunology
Research pointing to a circuit linking the immune system and brain connects illness, stress, mood and thought in a whole new way.
- Why a bad marriage is worse for women than men
Men's and women's different physical responses to their emotions influence their marital satisfaction and physical health.
- Preparing students for more than research
Program nurtures tomorrow's teaching talent today by giving students the chance to sample different programs.
- Mending broken lives
Psychologist Mimi Silbert is honored for her tireless work in helping people turn from lives of crime and sadness to lives of productivity and health.
Jeanne Miranda, PhD, was one of several psychologists who worked to bring to fruition Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, the supplement to the Surgeon General's 1999 report on mental health.
When it comes to determining values, APA ex-presidents agree to disagree.
When employers build collaborative, caring environments, workplaces are more productive, explained James Campbell Quick.
A primatologist urges psychologists to embrace Darwin, but with more sophistication.
Janet T. Spence receives this year's APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology.
U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher uses APA's Annual Convention as the forum for releasing a special report on mental health.
APA's Research Office presents employment and salary data at the 2001 Annual Convention.
A new theory posits that lapses in conscious memory may lead older people to misremember events, and thus get lured into shaky deals by others.
Researcher urges science to recognize the idea of diversity among minds.
Stop blaming people or their genes--it's an abundance of unhealthy, heavily advertised, low-cost food that underlies the nation's obesity crisis.
The best way to prevent violence by adolescents is to create strong family connections, said APA Presidential speaker William Pollack.
Two psychologists present their differing theories.
One psychologist's evidence-based model is helping health professionals better manage the health of male patients.
Understanding how psychotropic medications may uniquely affect a woman is a critical part of providing optimal psychological care.
Psychologists share their diverse strategies for gaining the right to prescribe.
School nurses administer more daily medication for ADHD than for any other chronic health condition. Is this a disquieting trend or a realistic response?
An NIMH psychologist spells out the changes sparked by the Surgeon General to improve children's services.
Psychology leaders with a stake in children's health and mental health mapped out APA's priorities for children for the next three to five years.
Collaborative school environments help stave off violence, argued a top education researcher.
Convention speakers cautioned against basing students' academic futures solely on standardized tests and suggested alternatives.
Div. 27's president urged community psychologists to look to emotional intelligence for guidance on building a healthier society.
APA Practice Directorate's Town Hall meeting briefed attendees on the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
At a brainstorming event, leaders in the field focused on prevention.
Unique tool will provide information about psychological practice.
APA celebrated points scored for graduate psychology education but warned that those wins aren't a sure thing.
For minority students, the right strategies make all the difference, said convention speakers.
Training in research methods and measurement doesn't teach the newest methods, a survey finds.
APA's Council of Representatives approved a plan to provide representation to each division and state and provincial association and supported an initiative to increase ethnic minority participation.