January 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 1

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Successful Aging

  • Successful aging: THE SECOND 50

    Psychologists' research is changing attitudes about what it takes to live the good--and longer--life.

  • How to live a century

    Wherever Americans are going in their quest for longevity, the nation's centenarians have gotten there first.


Smiling woman wearing white bucket hat



The degree that almost wasn't: The PsyD comes of age

Facing up to craving

Facial expressions may help researchers untangle the emotions that underlie the longing for a drug.

Students are being armed with red pens

More psychology journals are incorporating students into the peer-review process--but do they belong there?

Two computer programs 'face' off

Psychologists team up with engineers to design computers that read faces.

What's in a face?

Do facial expressions reflect inner feelings? Or are they social devices for influencing others?

No goal out of reach

Pat DeLeon, APA's 2000-01 president, talks about making the seemingly impossible possible.

Staying in control

Behavioral interventions put older people back in the driver's seat, in more ways than one.

Advocating for older people's mental health

APA puts training on the agenda as the Older Americans Act moves toward reauthorization.

Suddenly, a big impact on criminal justice

Work by experimental psychologists may forever change the way police gather eyewitness testimony--and help to prevent the wrong person from being indicted for a crime.

Bringing law and psychology together

At a conference co-sponsored by APA and the American Bar Association, lawyers and psychologists focus on improving the legal system.

Psychotherapy is cost-effective

More studies are finding that psychotherapy is a clinically--and economically--viable alternative to medication.

How would your practice records look to the FBI?

A massive enforcement push is combing through health-care records in search of fraud and abuse--and psychologists may be targeted.

The degree that almost wasn't: The PsyD comes of age

As the PsyD hits the quarter-century mark, its founders consider its wobbly beginnings and ambitious mission.

Professors' most grating habits

Faculty often aren't conscious of their most grating habits.

It's a whole new ballgame

By examining trends in the health-care marketplace, psychology practitioners are finding new ways to thrive.

Monkeying around with numbers

Rhesus monkeys prove adept at ordering objects based on number.

Once a scholar, always a scholar?

Being department chair often pushes research to the back burner. But it doesn't have to.

Learning Strategies: Learning from real life

This professor's class uses authentic scenarios to give students a deeper understanding of coursework.

Cops trust cops, even one with a PhD

Psychologist and police officer Alan Benner helps San Francisco police cope with stress on the job.