January 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 1
- One heart—many threats
Psychologists take on heart disease: the nation's number one killer.
- The funding outlook for psychocardiology research
The outlook seems positive at first glance for psychocardiology researchers in search of behavioral medicine funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
- Don’t be mad
More research links hostility to coronary risk.
- Building a stronger heart
Psychologists have hit on successful behavioral techniques to reduce cardiovascular disease. The next challenge is dissemination.
Research suggests that people often make unwise retirement investment decisions. What's worse? They don't learn from their mistakes.
- Kazdin will be APA's 2008 president
- Early-career survey to gauge needs of newer APA members
- Good returns for psychologists
- National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect set for April
- People with cheerleader-partners report high relationship satisfaction
- Associations concur on mental disability and death penalty policy
- Psychology helps stop 5 percent Medicare payment cut: Advocacy work to reverse remaining cut is focus for 2007
The Internet offers unique opportunities to present ourselves and our views. The breadth of exposure counsels thoughtfulness for the potential impact of disclosures on our professional work.
At a recent conference, researchers gathered to discuss how to encourage and evaluate transdisciplinary teams.
An actual touch, or an imaginary one? It's all the same to (some parts of) your brain.
In 2006, psychologists advocated in state legislatures for consumers' rights and professional autonomy.
Psychologist Robert Bernstein describes how the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law works for connected, purposeful community living for people with serious mental illness.
Five psychoanalytic associations collaborate to publish a new diagnostic manual.
APA's new president focuses on her initiatives and the 2007 convention in San Francisco.
PsyD programs look to create internships that help underserved clients.
A Philadelphia-based program matches psychology interns and students with primary-care physicians.
Psychology's regional meetings will offer top-notch programming in 2007.
New journal editor Scott Maxwell wants methodological advances to be accessible to all psychologists.
Winners of the 2007 APF Cummings PSYCHE Prize work to integrate psychologists into primary care.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
The Defense Graduate Psychology Education program trains psychologists to help troops and their families.