December 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 11
COVER: Humanitarian heroes
International psychology's rock star
Chris Stout brings health and psychological assistance to children and families around the world.
By partnering with grassroots communities, Kathryn L. Norsworthy is building peace and stopping sexual assault.
Averting a crisis
Sheung-Tak Cheng's research seeks answers for an aging planet.
Getting support where it's needed
Disaster mental health expert Gerard Jacobs helps distressed communities around the world learn to help themselves.
Keeping the peace
Eduardo I. Diaz helps repair trust between Latin American civilians and police.
Reservoirs of resilience
Michael Wessells improves the lives of war-affected children by engaging local expertise.
Teaching skills for life
Martha Givaudan navigates Mexico's cultural nuances to help Hispanics live healthier lives.
Helping victims of torture
Jon Hubbard teaches local groups to treat survivors of torture, war and other traumas.
Winter's discontent with Arab women's rights
Amal Winter works to improve understanding between American and Middle Eastern cultures to benefit women and democracy.
- Diet self-selection can ease diabetes symptoms
- Stressed? Step away from the screen
- $10 million project aims to integrate law and neuroscience
- New tool for diversity-focused psychologists
- Adults with ADHD see a problem, then lose control
- HIV patients who are low on the socioeconomic ladder are at higher risk
- APA advocacy leads to House passage of postpartum depression bill
- Stereotypes coming through the stereo
Some wilderness camps and other 'disciplinary' programs for teens are generating complaints of abuse and neglect--some of it fatal.
With U.S. Rep. Brian Baird at the helm of a powerful subcommittee, Congress is hearing more about the ways behavioral changes could save the planet.
Russ Newman looks back over his APA tenure and ahead at psychology's continuing challenges.
Psychology makes gains in parity, health insurance, licensure and other areas.
East meets West as psychologists embrace ancient traditions to enhance modern practice.
Serial dramas that rely on top psychologists' theories are changing social behaviors worldwide.
New guidelines help humanitarians coordinate their first response to disasters.
A team of Harvard psychologists and researchers bring emotional expertise to the negotiation table.
New Behavioral Neuroscience editor hopes to bring a wealth of new research topics to the journal's mix.
As classrooms become more wired, Art Graesser aims to infuse more technology-driven content into the Journal of Educational Psychology.
The field may have waned in popularity, but psychoanalysis still has much to offer.
The Journal of Applied Psychology's new editor would like to encourage more theoretical papers that have the potential to advance empirical research.
New addictions journal editor wants to publicize research on self-help groups.
The first editor of Psychology and Spirituality will include diverse perspectives.
Shorter articles and a focus on innovative methodologies top the to-do list of new social psychology journal editor.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA spells out its recommendations for Congress's reauthorization of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
SCIENCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Researchers learned to navigate Capitol Hill at the third annual Science Leadership Conference.