January 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 1
COVER: Hispanic psychology
Closing the gap for Latino patients
Research offers insights on ways psychologists can better serve one of America's fastest-growing minority populations.
Latino psychology takes center stage
Psychologists highlighted Latino health disparities at the first annual National Latino/a Psychological Association conference.
Leading the way
Hispanic psychologists in APA leadership positions are helping psychology adapt to major U.S. demographic changes.
Lifting as they climb
Psychology faculty and graduate students in two programs provide role models to boost Latino enrollment.
Homing in on Mexican Americans' mental health access
Psychologist Andrés Consoli studies what draws some Hispanics to mental health treatment for depression.
Stress-hormone injections result in depressive behavior affecting male rats more than females ones.
- Negative thoughts, not overthinking, spur 'choking' on tough math tests
- TOPSS workshop promotes active learning for students
- Automatic racial stereotyping appears based on facial features in addition to race
- Racial stereotypes can speed visual processing
- Women report greater moral traditionalism, social compassion than men
- Phobias may hijack control of eye-gaze
- Psychologists earn new Medicare testing supervision privileges
- Imaginary friends last into the school-age years
- New law bolsters treatment of mentally ill offenders
- Integrating research into teaching
- A single, direct strategy motivates students best
- Provisions from APA-spearheaded Campus Counseling Act become law
- Women's facial expressions interpreted as angrier, less happy than men's
Ethical Standard 9.01 guides psychologists in rendering diagnostic opinions.
JEP:HPP's incoming editor envisions a journal more focused on research that spans the brain and behavioral sciences and merges the senses.
Some psychologists say that Americans' fears of death could have given President Bush the edge in the 2004 election.
Psychologists highlight effective interventions to help counter the rising cost of mental health problems in the workplace.
Psychologist-developed treatments are providing hope for people with serious mental illness.
Specialized training programs give new psychologists a leg up in treating and researching serious mental illnesses.
Psychologists in many states are becoming parenting coordinators to help divorcing parents focus on their children's needs.
APA's 2005 president--family psychologist Ronald F. Levant--aims to show the public that psychology's science-based resources can benefit everyone.
Addiction researcher Bonnie Spring loosens nicotine's grip on herself and her clients.
RP editor Timothy Elliott hopes to stimulate more research on boosting quality of life for those with chronic disease or disability.
Four longtime APA employees reach career milestones this year.
A CLOSER LOOK
Psychology's military division places a premium on training the next generation of military psychologists.