December 2004 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 35 No. 11

December 2004 Monitor cover

Mental health help for children

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Emotional learning holds up with age

Emotional memory may linger longer than factual memory--a finding that may lead to improved dementia tests and therapies.

Antique scale


Sexual involvements with former clients: A delicate balance of core values

The Ethics Code seeks to avoid harm and protect autonomy, informed by solid clinical thinking and good research.

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Bridging a reading gap

Research using a computer model aims to unify dueling theories on how people read.

The significance of null

A group of social scientists hunts down unpublished studies and aims to inform policy through thorough meta-analysis.

Teaching students the rewards of research

A community college professor has created a successful student research program--providing an example for other two-year colleges.

A happier, healthier workplace

APA recognizes 10 companies for best practices in promoting psychologically healthy workplaces.

A win-win for health-care providers and consumers

Rhode Island psychologists recently made major inroads with a health insurance giant.

Extending the pipeline

An APA-sponsored program garners $1.6 million to continue shepherding ethnic minorities into the biomedical sciences.

Rebuilding mental health in Afghanistan

Community psychologist Ken Miller is coordinating a team effort to measure mental health distress and resilience among Afghans in the impoverished, war-torn country.

Mallinckrodt takes the reins of the Journal of Counseling Psychology

The new editor will emphasize healthy development across the life span.

Burghardt to head the Journal of Comparative Psychology

Cross-disciplinary communication tops the incoming editor's agenda

Watson begins 'labor of love' editing job

The new editor of APA's Journal of Abnormal Psychology will consider the impact of culture and position the journal to influence the forthcoming DSM-V.

Databases debut

Two new research databases will help psychologists locate gray literature and book chapters.

Psychology's newest get their due

Early-career concerns gain increased prominence in APA through a newly established group.

A Closer Look


Consumer psychologists to meet

The Society for Consumer Psychology annual winter conference will fuse ethnicity and cultural identity with consumer psychology.

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2004's psychology advocates

Psychologists made the federal case for science, education and public interest policies this year.


From the CEO

In the Public Interest

Judicial Notebook

President's Column

Science Directions