February 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 2
COVER: The changing face of psychology practice
On the practice horizon
Economic and demographic trends are among those changing the professional landscape.
Diversifying can enhance career satisfaction
By offering a variety of services, these practitioners cultivated more financial success and more fulfilling careers.
Psychologists' roles in health care are well established and growing.
Integrating psychological and medical care
Providing services in such areas as pain management, weight loss or smoking cessation has become a thriving arena for psychologists seeking to break out of the therapist's office.
Serving and protecting
Psychologists from the VA to the FBI use agency and employee assessments to improve government functioning.
'Spreading out what I do keeps things interesting'
New practitioners find that juggling many jobs and pursuing new career paths can be both necessary and fulfilling.
Health funding for prevention on the rise
2005 Congressional appropriations give disease prevention initiatives a boost.
- Mystery gifts kindle the most happiness
- Monkeys fancy symmetrically patterned cards
- Voice encoding plays major part in language-learning
- Study links jealousy with aggression, low self-esteem
- Increased cognitive control helps prevent false memories
- Lack of social support disturbs working women's sleep
- Board of Educational Affairs awards grants to educational workshops
- Leshner joins the National Science Board
- APA helps shape new IDEA law
- People overestimate their future free time
- Study reveals alcohol-abuse contributors
- Psychologists tout multiple methodologies in education research
- Members approve Board of Directors term limits, Council of Representatives apportionment
APA pledges financial assistance and psychological expertise in response to trauma wrought by the Southeast Asia tsunami.
The codes are another step toward gaining higher Medicare reimbursement rates for psychological testing and assessment services.
New Mexico is the first state to implement prescribing regulations for psychologists.
A cross-cultural study reveals how language shapes color perception.
A remote tribe that lacks a counting system suggests limitations on inborn representations of number.
Everyone may be able to learn to name pitches, but the window of time to do it occurs only early in life.
Psychologists are bringing creative arts therapies into the mainstream.
An APA-supported summit plugged teens into how the media persuades.
Three community college psychology professors take their classrooms out into their communities.
Psychologist Daniel Holland aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Slovakia by studying ways to bolster the organizations that serve them.
APA submitted five amicus briefs last year on issues such as same-sex marriage, race-based admissions and the juvenile death penalty.
With the $20,000 Alexander Gralnick Award, Courtenay Harding is drawing on the mentoring she got as an undergraduate researcher to help a new generation of psychologists.
A CLOSER LOOK
A new book by Div. 24 members challenges its readers to critique psychology's long-held assumptions.