January 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 1

January 2005 Monitor cover

Hispanic psychology

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Hard-hitting hormones: The stress-depression link

Stress-hormone injections result in depressive behavior affecting male rats more than females ones.

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Diagnoses, record reviews and the new Ethics Code

Ethical Standard 9.01 guides psychologists in rendering diagnostic opinions.

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A journal 'coming to its senses' about the future

JEP:HPP's incoming editor envisions a journal more focused on research that spans the brain and behavioral sciences and merges the senses.

The politics of mortality

Some psychologists say that Americans' fears of death could have given President Bush the edge in the 2004 election.

Building a mentally healthy work force

Psychologists highlight effective interventions to help counter the rising cost of mental health problems in the workplace.

Serious rehabilitation

Psychologist-developed treatments are providing hope for people with serious mental illness.

Filling a training gap

Specialized training programs give new psychologists a leg up in treating and researching serious mental illnesses.

A niche that puts children first

Psychologists in many states are becoming parenting coordinators to help divorcing parents focus on their children's needs.

Taking psychology to the people

APA's 2005 president--family psychologist Ronald F. Levant--aims to show the public that psychology's science-based resources can benefit everyone.

Psychologist, heal thyself

Addiction researcher Bonnie Spring loosens nicotine's grip on herself and her clients.

Extending psychology's rehabilitation reach

RP editor Timothy Elliott hopes to stimulate more research on boosting quality of life for those with chronic disease or disability.

Looking back, looking forward

Four longtime APA employees reach career milestones this year.

A Closer Look


A chance to serve

Psychology's military division places a premium on training the next generation of military psychologists.

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Things I wish I'd learned in grad school

Experts advise new psychologists on finances, office politics and professional growth.