December 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 11

December 2005 Monitor cover

The 21st Century American family

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Feed the birds

Songbird study offers new insights into how malnutrition impairs development and cognition

Hand written document


Letter from a reader regarding a minor client and confidentiality

As psychologists engage in the process of synthesizing clinical and legal perspectives, both psychologists and their clients may benefit most when psychologists begin from their strengths: Their background, training and expertise as - clinicians.

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A trailblazer retires

Henry Tomes, the first full-time executive director of APA's Public Interest Directorate, steps down after four decades of advancing public health and minority psychology.

Psychological support in Katrina's wake

Psychologists across the country help quell the inner storms of Hurricane Katrina's victims.

Students' new beginnings after the storm

Psychology's broad community helps students and faculty displaced by Hurricane Katrina rebuild their lives.

Bringing psychology to the world

APA's U.N. representatives teach others the relevance of behavioral science.

Psychology in the public eye

Across the country, psychologists are using novel ways to highlight psychology's everyday relevance to people's lives.

Introducing the training grid

Resource offers one-stop shopping for interventions targeting serious mental illness.

Psychologists back increased parity, prescriptive authority and professional access

Patients benefit as states enact legislation broadening mental health coverage and increasing psychologists' professional authority.

Putting the 'play' back into performing

Psychologist Jon Skidmore helps young musicians overcome anxiety and enjoy themselves on stage.

Can teaching troubled teens social problem-solving keep them out of trouble?

With APF funding, Elena Grigorenko and colleagues are testing skills training meant to keep violent youth from re-offending.

The inner life of the gifted child

This year's APF Rosen grant winners will explore gifted children's motivation, learning and mental health.

A Closer Look


From basic research to health-care messages

Improved public health is a priority for many APA Div. 8 social psychologists.

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Federal spotlight on children and youth

Guided by psychologists' advocacy, Congress supports new legislation aimed at improving children's welfare.

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Psychology's education leaders meet

The 2005 Educational Leadership Conference examined diversity in its many forms–individual, organizational and epistemological.

Diversity of thought

Psychologists tackled how to bridge the divide between theories of knowledge.

Cultural competence: An ethical must in teaching and research

ELC speakers highlighted ways to infuse diversity in ethical principles, curricula and research.


From the CEO

In the Public Interest

Judicial Notebook

President's Column

Science Directions