January 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 1
COVER: Psychology around the world
- Estonia: 'Our uniqueness is that we are almost a normal psychology'
In the aftermath of Soviet occupation, Estonian psychologists have forged a strong psychology curriculum and scientific infrastructure.
- Psychology tackles apartheid's aftermath
In South Africa, psychology faces the huge task of tailoring aid to a once-oppressed majority population.
- Psychology takes a tenuous hold in Pakistan
To better serve their mostly Muslim clientele, Pakistani psychologists blend principles from Islam and Western psychology in their practice.
- Snakes, scorpions and trauma: the refugees' plight
Anne Brodsky, PhD, toured Pakistan's rural and urban Afghan refugee camps last summer.
- Psychology bolsters the world's fight against racism
APA's delegates at a UN conference underscored psychology's role in overcoming racism. It now falls to psychologists to carry on the effort.
- Nationwide search for next Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President begins
- Sternberg chosen as APA's next president
- Voting results for 2003 presidential election
- Conference will create new vision of health promotion
- Women's health conference on for next month
- Spread the excitement of psychological science
- Accreditation committee decides to keep religious exemption
- Animal research and ethics video available to members
- APA member advocates for child abuse services
- Psychologists now eligible for reimbursement under six new health and behavior codes
- Some psychology postdoc programs now qualify for federal financial support
- Join National Anxiety Disorders Screening Project
- April 11 is National Alcohol Screening Day
APA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is accepting applications for its fellowship programs in psychology and neuroscience. The programs are designed to stimulate research interest in ethnic-minority mental health, substance abuse and HIV-AIDS, and provide financial support and mentoring to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees.
If so, APA would like to honor your service. Many psychologists were honored last August at the APA Annual Convention.
The former NIDA director plans to increase the visibility of science through public education.
APA's 2002 president plans to show the nation how much it depends on psychology. But first he's asking psychologists to do him a favor.
Linking psychology's expertise with the nation's policy-makers is a top goal of an APA subcommittee on terrorism.
APA's Disaster Response Network is collaborating with a host of organizations to be ready at the Salt Lake City Olympics.
American Academy of Pediatrics releases recommendations for physicians treating ADHD.
Meet three psychologists who have President Bush's ear on improving education, child welfare and services for people with disabilities.
Social cognitive neuroscience merges three distinct disciplines in hopes of deciphering the process behind social behavior.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognizes a psychologist for her fresh ideas.
Richard M. Shiffrin receives the $100,000 Rumelhart Award for creating math-based models of cognitive processes.
Recent federal mandates allow psychologists and the general public to comment on Medicare policies.
A Massachusetts psychologist's legal challenge against Medicare makes progress.
APA's work will guide health-care professionals in using a new system for classifying human functioning.
APA leaders discussed how psychology can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Susan Folkman--one of three psychologists in top slots at UCSF--brings her collaborative style to her new position directing the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Psychology achieves significant success in the public policy arena, in large part due to the efforts of APA members.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Conference participants said psychology has been too often absent from America's schools. Their advice: Go to class, take notes and then bring on the interventions.
Conference participants brainstormed ways psychology can ensure quality and consistency in education and training, without squelching innovation.