July/August 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 7

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Research for the real world


The key to learning latitudes lies in correcting misconceptions

Cognitive inertia and mental biases may thwart our abilities to correctly map even the world's best-known cities.


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Course exposes hidden racial prejudices

Students confront their hidden biases to better prepare for psychology practice.

Psychology's largest prize goes to four extraordinary scientists

The Templeton Positive Psychology Prize will support research on positive emotions, optimism and intellectual precocity.

A new stress paradigm for women

Rather than fighting or fleeing, women may respond to stress by tending to themselves and their young and befriending others.

APA is key to anti-stigma campaign

A White House initiative aimed at teens seeks to prevent discrimination against people with mental illnesses.

The mental/dental connection

More psychologists and dentists are working together to help patients--and their own practices.

Long-term care: dire need for services, inadequate pay for psychologists

Psychologists band together to advocate for comprehensive mental health services for people in long-term care settings.

A court that sentences psychological care rather than jail time

A mental health court in Broward County, Fla., provides a much-needed service for the community and a learning opportunity for psychology doctoral students.

How do parents matter? Let us count the ways

A forthcoming book details evidence of how, when and in what context parents influence child development--and where they might not.

If I'd only known...

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.

Easing new faculty into departmental life

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.

APA task force considers changes to proposed ethics code

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.


In the Public Interest

Judicial Notebook

President's Column

Professional Point

Running Commentary