February 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 2
COVER: Advances in mental health care
Personality styles may predict susceptibility to depression
People who are hostile and aggressive, have low levels of dependency on other people or report lower levels of satisfaction from recreational activities are at a higher risk.
U.S. Surgeon General puts mental health on the front burner
David Satcher says mental illness is a critical public health problem that the United States must address immediately.
New hope for people with schizophrenia
A growing number of psychologists say recovery is possible with psychosocial rehabilitation.
WANTED: Behavioral researchers with a penchant for genetics
Powerful genetic techniques are helping researchers tease apart key aspects of behavior. But a shortage of behavioral experts may set the field back.
Our inability to remember particulars about spinning objects may help explain why the physics of rotation elude so many.
- Crisis-induced stress undermines group cooperation
- Cynthia Belar named APA executive director for education
- Mix of sibling and parental conflict helps explain aggression in boys
- Students to have a voice on APA's Board of Directors
- Board unanimously sends companion organization proposal to council
- APA defends NIMH research portfolio
- Divorce found to be an effect of delinquency, not a cause
- Eight factors found critical in assessing suicide risk
- Free educational materials focus on reducing stigma of mental illness
Francis Collins invites psychologists to help his genome institute 'sift through' the behavioral, social and legal consequences of genetic testing.
Driven by the desire to help people and the potential for creative careers, students still flock to psychology
Lawsuits aim to force greater accountability.
Psychologists are conducting more patient outcomes studies to show the value of integrating behavioral services with physical health services.
Business-like budgeting clashes with team spirit, some psychologists say.
Donna Duffy highlights strengths, not deficiencies, to link scholarship with community work.
Three psychology programs are recognized for excellence in recruiting, retaining and graduating ethnic-minority students.
After five years, he's left behavioral and social sciences at the National Institutes of Health in a much stronger position.
More psychology practitioners are entering into contractual agreements and need to be wary.
Experts advise psychologists to take more care with claims submissions to cut risk of enforcement actions.
Psychologists outline a plan for promoting human strengths through a positive approach.