July/August 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 7
COVER: Research for the real world
- Research for the real world
NIMH is pumping big money into effectiveness research to move promising treatments into practice.
Cognitive inertia and mental biases may thwart our abilities to correctly map even the world's best-known cities.
- Federal initiative seeks to encourage more research on lesbian, gay and bisexual concerns
- Free APA brochure helps consumers make sense of a 'dot.com' world
- Locking up child abusers is not enough, psychologist tells Congress
- Psychologists take part in White House conference
- Psychologists to Congress: More attention to psychological needs of older adults is warranted
- Psychology seeks to replicate groundbreaking research on the success of drug/psychotherapy treatment
- APA briefing focuses on need for better mental health
- Task force on health care meets
- Conference helps strengthen APA-VA partnership
- Therapy that starts online but aims to continue in the psychologist's office
- Virtual reality research a star attraction at Capitol Hill event highlighting NSF-funded research
Students confront their hidden biases to better prepare for psychology practice.
Education programs are geared for all levels.
Wide variety of programming is offered.
Foundation bestows medals on psychologists at convention
U.S. Surgeon General to be key speaker at Aug. 8 event
The Templeton Positive Psychology Prize will support research on positive emotions, optimism and intellectual precocity.
Rather than fighting or fleeing, women may respond to stress by tending to themselves and their young and befriending others.
The main mission of the APA/National Institute of General Medical Sciences program is to expose minority students to the rigors of research early in their academic careers. An APA program attracts minority students to biomedical research through teamwork among institutions.
A White House initiative aimed at teens seeks to prevent discrimination against people with mental illnesses.
More psychologists and dentists are working together to help patients--and their own practices.
Psychologists band together to advocate for comprehensive mental health services for people in long-term care settings.
A mental health court in Broward County, Fla., provides a much-needed service for the community and a learning opportunity for psychology doctoral students.
A forthcoming book details evidence of how, when and in what context parents influence child development--and where they might not.
Wish you'd known the secrets of faculty life before you started your first job in academe? Faculty who know the ropes pass on their collective wisdom.
Psychology departments are going to greater lengths to help new hires fit in.
Two up-and-coming professionals are breaking new ground by generating Web sites rather than papers.
After gathering member feedback, the task force continues to refine its plans to alter the code, and seeks more member input during APA's Annual Convention.
The human genome project, a talk by Steve Hyman and 'a beginner's manual' for academics headline this year's programming for scientists.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
CANDIDATES FOR APA PRESIDENT
APA BOOK NOTES
A new book makes multivariate statistics more accessible to those with little or no formal training in statistics.