July/August 2001 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 32 No. 7
July/August 2001 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
Psychology and the workplace


Rocks stacked on one another


Fostering family health

Prevention and intervention programs for teens require family involvement, says William Pollack.

Freedom of scientific inquiry and publication

APA is committed to fostering a vigorous science of psychology through the open exchange of ideas and data. A productive and healthy science requires freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression. Researchers must be free to pursue their scientific investigations within the constraints of the ethical principles, scientific principles, and guidelines of the discipline. Editors, too, after seeking appropriate peer review, must be free to publish that science in their journals even when findings are surprising, disappointing, or controversial.

The first-ever high school psychology convention

Eight Maryland seniors taught fellow students and teachers about psychology and adolescent health.

Putting a face on child mental illness

An art exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a too-often-ignored problem.

Military psychologists help spy plane crew home

Psychologists topped the list of essential employees during the China incident.

Psychology and policy: a view from the front lines

Psychologist G. Reid Lyon of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development discusses how behavioral and social scientists can play a role in shaping social policy.

Psychology modeled mathematically

What do you get when you cross a mathematician/economist with psychology? Better economics.

Psychological assessments shown to be as valid as medical tests

A recent report indicates that psychological assessments are just as predictive of specific, measurable outcomes--sometimes even more predictive--as many medical tests.

A blind spot in motor learning

Practicing different skills in separate, concentrated blocks triggers people to be overconfident about how well they've learned motor skills, according to new research.

A new tool for psychologists' methodological toolbox

An innovative procedure for conducting mediation and moderation analyses in within-participant experimental designs is being called a 'significant leap forward' by researchers and could have applications across the breadth of psychology.

A paradox of musical pitch

A curious illusion reveals that we all have a form of perfect pitch.

Movin' on up?

Two large-scale studies examine how neighborhoods affect the well-being of children and whether moving can make a difference.

They're positively inspiring

This year's Templeton Positive Psychology Prize winners explore virtues from morality and motivation to gratitude and goal-setting.

North American psychologists unite

Mexican, Canadian and American psychologists meet at APA's Trilateral Forum.

Making the grade

APA's Committee on Accreditation continues to improve the process that determines whether psychology programs clear the bar.