February 2004 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 35 No. 2
COVER: Journal Access
- Debating access to scientific data
A California-based group wants to put all scientific findings--including psychology's--online for free. The movement fails to acknowledge the financial realities of science publishing, critics say.
- Data sharing: a different animal
The power of information technology is putting another important issue on psychologists' plates: the ability to share large-scale electronic research databases.
Look for presidential-track speakers and a culture-rich opening session at APA's 2004 Annual Convention.
Survey shows institutions are awarding fewer psychology PhDs and that the discipline continues to attract more women than men.
APA recognizes four graduate psychology programs that offer new approaches to training.
TOPSS highlighted its national standards for high school teachers at a social studies conference.
Twenty-three grantees secure $3 million in federal Graduate Psychology Education funding for interdisciplinary training programs.
Recent Medicare legislation could mean broad changes for providers across fields.
Active duty and government-contracted psychologists work to repatriate American prisoners of war or detainees in hostile territory.
Fact sheets on how to create resilience in different types of traumatized populations are available through APA's Governance Affairs Office.
APA awards go to three psychologists who were among the first to develop community AIDS prevention measures.
Though a small proportion of adolescents end up in serious trouble, biology and culture put them all at risk for misbehavior, conference participants concluded.
Psychologist Jodi Mindell helps children--and their parents--get a good night's sleep.
Studies conducted online can be valuable and scientifically sound when unique ethical and research concerns are considered.
Stress during pregnancy may increase children's risk for mental illness, researchers say.
Under the leadership of Tom Insel, the National Institute of Mental Health will direct its dollars toward research relevant to the treatment of mental illness.
APA has announced the results of its 2003 election for members of various boards and committees. They began their terms Jan. 1.
For the next several months, the Monitor will feature psychology's leaders whose vision, time and financial support have made APF a major philanthropic organization for psychology.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 43 aims to strengthen the science-practice bridge within family psychology--and to be a model for other areas within the field.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA thanks the many psychologists who serve on federal advisory committees.