January 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 1
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.
Children's early attempts to lie are laughably inept, but researchers are learning a lot about their transition into lying pros.
- Pre-K math and reading predict later success
- Unhealthy workplace behaviors differ between men and women
- Employees benefit from flexible hours, telecommuting
- Oops! I did it again
- Multicultural training can improve disaster response, says APA report
- Volunteer psychologists helped Californians cope with wildfires
- APA informs Congress about smoking's costs
- Psychologists to advise President Bush on American math instruction
- Early drinking leads to alcohol dependence later in life
- Cancer survival not linked to a positive attitude, study finds
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.
An independent panel highlights six areas where improving our understanding of human behavior can play a key role in improving military operations.
Forty years ago, Paul Ekman amused children from an isolated tribe and made psychology history.
Master methodologist, esteemed child psychologist and unassuming funnyman Alan E. Kazdin has taken the helm as APA president.
Some 10 percent of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. Psychologists can help.
Psychologists share the contents of their self-help shelves.
One of the Little Rock Nine, psychologist Terrence Roberts shares his thoughts on the state of racial equality in psychology and the country.
Experts discuss why clients withhold truth, and what practitioners can do about it.
Therapists and researchers address people's unhealthy relationships with money.
Advice from early-career psychologists on how they juggle family and career.
The contributions community colleges make to psychology are often overlooked but are vital
Interactive experiments on APA's Online Psychology Laboratory bring psychological science to life.
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.
Psychology's regional meetings offer new insights.