February 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 2
COVER: Asian-American psychology
Asian-American mental health
The first national study of Asian-American mental health finds that the second generation is more likely than their immigrant parents to have emotional disorders.
Cultural worlds intersect
Researchers study the psychological effects of Asian Americans' position between two cultural identities.
Asian-American psychologists span the map
Asian-American psychologists in leadership positions are helping psychology adapt to changing U.S. demographics.
Priming the Asian-American pipeline
Psychology graduate programs strive to ensure that Asian Americans from many different subgroups are represented among their student's ranks.
A family for Asian psychologists
Members of the Asian American Psychological Association push for attention to the needs of an oft-neglected community.
The culture-cognition connection
Recent research suggests that Westerners and East Asians see the world differently–literally.
An inability to step outside of one's own head may be behind e-mail miscommunication, according to recent research.
- APA members approve two bylaws amendments
- Teachers' math talk may boost preschool math skills
- Childhood personality can predict adult behavior
- APA's consumer-information Web site earns award, goes bilingual
- NIDA publicizes the link between drug abuse and HIV
- Asian elephants do not show insight, study suggests
- $5 million will fund mentally ill offender treatment
The titles we choose can play an important role in establishing relationships of trust by accurately informing potential clients of our degrees and qualifications.
Drug-treatment experts from around the world–and particularly the Middle East–discuss integrating drug treatment into developing countries' primary-care and social service systems.
Light therapy improves symptoms in about half of seasonal affective disorder patients. Emerging research suggests that other modalities may help too.
Volunteering your expertise can freshen your practice, increase your visibility–and even change lives.
An increasing number of psychologists are helping companies' boards of directors select CEOs and other senior leaders.
Funding troubles threaten a program that recruits and supports Alaska Native psychology students.
The White House Conference on Aging listed a mental health resolution as a key priority that will be included in the conference's final report.
Through policy work and a parent-education program, a psychologist is helping children eat right.
Two quadriplegic students carve their paths in psychology.
A CLOSER LOOK
Applied experimental and engineering psychologists combine technology and psychology to improve human performance.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Psychologists encouraged federal policies informed bypsychological science, education and public interest.