January 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 1
COVER: Research to the heart of the matter
APA uses actuarial model to plan cardiac demonstration project
Actuarial modeling is important because it persuades health plans about the cost-effectiveness of such interventions and helps convince the plans to pay for related services.
Research to the heart of the matter
Psychologists are producing clear evidence that psychosocial factors contribute to cardiovascular disease and are coming up with interventions that may help patients live healthier lives.
Bringing psychology to cardiac care
Robert Allan uses psychotherapy and education to help patients with cardiovascular disease reduce their risk of further problems.
A new study shows that when animals are no longer reinforced for learned behaviors, they hedge their bets, conservatively persisting in behaviors that produced reinforcement before, but also trying creative, new strategies to gain rewards.
- Emotional release bolsters outlook for breast cancer patients
- Women at high risk for cancer not as worried as believed
- College photos indicate later personality development and marital success, study suggests
- Law sanctions new treatment for heroin addiction--and recommends psychological counseling
- Suicide by profession: lots of confusion, inconclusive data
- Graduate school adopts alternative family agency
A new study concludes that school performance and extracurricular activities could be significant factors in staving off unhealthy behaviors.
APA's 2001 President Norine G. Johnson has taken a creative, gutsy approach throughout her career--a trait that will continue through her term.
APA president's ideology embraced by the new women's museum in Dallas
Re-elected congressmen and psychologists Ted Strickland and Brian Baird say their professional kin need to step-up their political involvement--or lose out to competing interests.
APA members--from graduate students to psychologists in nonprofit research organizations and psychological associations--made the difference.
Coming months will see more wrangling over patients' rights under managed care.
To Florence and Nadine Kaslow, it's a family affair.
Research indicates that estrogen is a shield against cognitive decline during aging, and may even fend off Alzheimer's disease. But definitive results are still pending.
Marital researchers identify a prescription that may buffer newlyweds against stressors.
Some ethnic-minority faculty say they have two jobs: fulfilling their academic responsibilities and representing their cultures. Here are strategies they use to bring balance into their lives.
Remembering his own struggles in breaking the color barrier, Joe White has always reached out to help students.
More educators are developing online courses: Here are tips for transitioning from class-based to Web-based teaching.
Social scientists reveal their research findings in the realm of positive psychology.