December 2006 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 37 No. 11
On the Cover: Why we give
Helping others, helping ourselves
Psychologists are studying why people volunteer, and how organizations can hold on to volunteers in the long term.
Donating their time
Learn about psychologists and a psychology student who are making a difference in their communities and around the world.
Helping kids care
Children may possess more inborn altruism than previously thought, and much can be done to nurture it.
Altruism: an accident of nature?
Bees, bats, ravens and humans often help one another. But usually there's a hidden agenda.
New research sheds light on how we begin to make sense of the world's confused jumble of colors and shapes.
- APA public interest committees advocate on Capitol Hill
- Men who cheat show elevated testosterone levels
- Nurturing the next generation of scientists
- Presidential initiative establishes resources for teaching diversity
- BPD tied to enhanced emotion recognition
- Mental health imparity
- World Mental Health Day emphasizes the link between suicide and mental illness
Metaphors can help move us beyond a superficial understanding of the Ethics Code to a deeper, more interesting, and ultimately more satisfying way of conceptualizing the code and its role in our professional lives.
New research debunks Tourette's syndrome myths and lays the groundwork for a behavioral intervention.
I. King Jordan, a psychologist and Gallaudet's first deaf president, fights one of his toughest battles as he steps down.
In a top educational post, a psychologist has pushed to make the nation's universities more accessible to and integrated with the communities they serve.
APA's Paul Nelson retires this month after 24 years of shepherding psychology education and training.
Minnesota psychologist Rebecca Thomley grew her mother's basement business into a large human services company serving people with disabilities.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 37 members develop a guidebook to teach psychologists how to effectively advocate for children, youth and families.
Taking advantage of small grant opportunities can help you work your way up to larger grants, say early-career experts.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA's Public Policy Office acknowledges psychologists who advocated on behalf of public interest, education and science in 2006.