January 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 1

January 2008 Monitor cover

COVER:
Post traumatic stress disorder

  • PTSD treatments grow in evidence, effectiveness

    Several psychological interventions help to significantly reduce post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, say new guidelines.

  • Delayed reaction

    When troops returning from Iraq are screened a second time, the proportion who report mental health problems rises.

  • PTSD treatments demand more study, independent panel finds

    The IOM concluded in October that only exposure therapies such as prolonged exposure and cognitive-processing therapy have enough evidence to recommend them for treatment.

  • Helping families cope with PTSD

    Psychologists study ways to address PTSD in the context of relationships.

  • A unique training program

    The Center for Deployment Psychology not only treats service members or their families, but also trains mental health professionals to better care for the deployment-related mental health needs of these populations.

Young girl on telephone

SCIENCE WATCH

Liar, liar, neurons fire

Children's early attempts to lie are laughably inept, but researchers are learning a lot about their transition into lying pros.

A judicial building

ETHICS ROUNDS

Reflections on training ethical psychologists

Training in the ethical practice of psychology involves both teaching the APA Ethics Code as well as exploring larger questions of what it means to be an ethical psychologist.

Soldiers and the American flag

FEATURES

Report calls on military to double social, behavioral sciences funding

An independent panel highlights six areas where improving our understanding of human behavior can play a key role in improving military operations.

A laugh heard 'round the world

Forty years ago, Paul Ekman amused children from an isolated tribe and made psychology history.

A man of action

Master methodologist, esteemed child psychologist and unassuming funnyman Alan E. Kazdin has taken the helm as APA president.

Wake up to a new practice opportunity

Some 10 percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. Psychologists can help.

Recommended reading

Psychologists share the contents of their self-help shelves.

'Not much has changed'

One of the Little Rock Nine, psychologist Terrence Roberts shares his thoughts on the state of racial equality in psychology and the country.

An elephant in the office

Experts discuss why clients withhold truth, and what practitioners can do about it.

Money talks

Therapists and researchers address people's unhealthy relationships with money.

Making time for family time

Advice from early-career psychologists on how they juggle family and career.

Psychology's front lines

The contributions community colleges make to psychology are often overlooked but are vital

Psychology + fun = active learning

Interactive experiments on APA's Online Psychology Laboratory bring psychological science to life.

One in a million

Thanks to Jack McKay's financial stewardship, APA is on strong financial footing. But as he retires, his fiscal savvy is the least of what his colleagues will miss.