January 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 1

January 2003 Monitor cover

Ethical Pitfalls

Various coins falling


'A big win for psychology'

A federal law steps up loan repayment, other financial benefits for psychologists.

Psychology's voice grows in the legislature

More representatives with psychology training have a seat in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures nationwide.

What takes precedence: HIPAA or state law?

In most cases, state laws will not be preempted by HIPAA.

The perils of profiling for the media

Forensic psychologists speak out on the lessons learned from the Washington-area sniper case.

Substance abuse services in practice

PracticeNet survey offers data on treatment of clients with substance-related problems.

The unexpected benefits of basic science

The Monitor talks to psychologist Paul Hoffman about a study he conducted in 1965 that may have saved lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Drug abuse in the balance

Researchers, regulators and drug developers met recently to assess the state-of-the-art in drug-abuse liability assessment.

In search of a more perfect union

APA's 2003 president brings his formidable energy and a lifetime of experience to bear on the task of unifying psychology.

Intervening before violence strikes

The ACT program prepares psychologists and other professionals to teach communities that violence prevention begins early in life.

Improving accessibility in psychology programs

There's a long way to go in building better accommodations for students with disabilities. But there's also a lot that faculty can do day-to-day to help, experts say.

In the driver's seat

Virtual reality offers great potential for people with disabilities.

JPSP gets a new personality

Charles Carver takes over the Personality Processes and Individual Differences section of the esteemed journal.

Reflecting the family's changing nature

The new editor of the Journal of Family Psychology hopes to attract a diverse range of papers.

A new direction for JEP: Animal

The incoming editor of the world's premier journal on animal behavior outlines his plans.

Expanding assessment

As the incoming editor of Psychological Assessments, Milton E. Strauss seeks to cover more innovation in psychometric methods.

Making a good thing even better

With two highly accomplished associate editors at her side, the new editor of Psychology and Aging seeks to publish more pioneering and cross-disciplinary research.

APF award recognizes innovative schizophrenia researcher

Dr. Philip Holzman has received the Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Award for his groundbreaking schizophrenia research.