February 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 2

February 2002 Monitor cover

COVER:
Sexual orientation and identity: new data, new trends

Wooden gavel

FEATURES

$4 million for mental health courts

A new federal program will provide much-needed services for nonviolent offenders with mental health problems.

Fighting the phantoms of managed care

Legislation in California and a legal case in Virginia address managed care's practice of maintaining phantom provider panels.

Keeping plagiarism at bay in the Internet age

Feel powerless against the rising tide of Web-driven plagiarism? Here's what you can do to fight it.

Plagiarism or memory glitch?

Inadvertent plagiarism complicates efforts to end cheating.

Research fraud needn't happen at all

Experts say it is the shared responsibility of institutions, funding agencies, journal editors and principal investigators to prevent research fraud. Here's how.

What a recovering nation needs from behavioral science

Top behavioral researchers meet to discuss the need for a high-quality and quick response to future terrorist events.

Reclaiming a sense of meaning

An APA-supported documentary aims to help Americans heal after Sept. 11.

Ethics at the cost of research?

Educational efforts aim to ease the growing tension between researchers and the ethics boards that review their work.

Helping a hesitant population

A Chicago psychologist faces challenges in helping workers recover after a mass murder at their factory.

Reaching out from the barrio

A psychologist extends his work across languages and borders in San Francisco's Mission District.

'A thirst after knowledge'

A decade after the fall of communism and its ban on psychology, Romanian psychologists have re-established their field and are expanding its reach.

I/Os in the know offer insights on Generation X workers

To get younger workers to stay committed on the job, employers must better understand their needs.

From classroom to Capitol Hill

APA's new education advocacy network aims to involve more psychology faculty in federal issues.

Cooper to steer Psychological Bulletin

As incoming editor of psychology's premier journal for research reviews, Harris Cooper is eager to uphold Psychological Bulletin's standards of scientific rigor.

Premier education journal changes hands

Nurturing the next generation of researchers is a critical part of education reform, says the new editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Prevention, diversity will be Peterson's legacy

Lizette Peterson brings two decades of experience to JCCP.

Dovidio seeks creativity in JPSP section

New editor will emphasize more studies on unusual topics by rising researchers in JPSP's Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes section.

Zedeck to expand Journal of Applied Psychology

Journal's focus to include aspects of applied psychology outside of industrial/organizational psychology.

Improving the health of workers

International experts convene to shape future training of occupational health psychologists.

Life-changing experiences

APA's 26th class of fellows talks about their experiences integrating psychology with policy.

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