July/August 2001 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 32 No. 7
On the Cover: Psychology and the workplace
A spark to the business-psychology connection
Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards expand across the country as psychologists find energy in the interface with business.
Battling the overseas blues
As business goes global, more organizations recognize that it's in their economic interest to thoroughly prepare and support employees on international assignments. That's where psychology comes in.
Building a healthy workplace
Military psychologist James Campbell Quick will share insights garnered from a career of building better workplaces.
Can low self-esteem and self-blame on the job make you sick?
For a subpopulation of workers, the answer appears to be yes.
Identifying the risk for violence through e-mail
Developing software that can detect anger and mood changes.
Road rage, air rage and now 'desk rage'
Work stress is leading more people to engage in counterproductive workplace behaviors.
What do you want to do when you grow up?
A book creates a roadmap for life in middle and retirement age, telling the story of men and women re-examining their work and life goals.
When workplaces shut down
As the nation's economy and political priorities change, psychologists are being called in to help employees cope with job losses and job transitions. The recent shutdown of the Kelly Air Force Base shows that, with the right interventions, closures don't have to be agonizing.
- Amendment allows psychologists to continue to order restraint and seclusion
- Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust focuses on universal health care
- Memory is key to cross-cultural math differences
- Addressing one's fears about math could improve math performance
- Study results add to mystery of personality differences
- Time spent playing with peers influences gender-typed behaviors in young children
- Face recognition ability could be early screen for autism
- World Health Assembly adopts revised classification system
- Middle-school atmosphere changed by conflict-resolution curriculum
Prevention and intervention programs for teens require family involvement, says William Pollack.
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Eight Maryland seniors taught fellow students and teachers about psychology and adolescent health.
An art exhibit seeks to raise awareness of a too-often-ignored problem.
Psychologists topped the list of essential employees during the China incident.
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.
What do you get when you cross a mathematician/economist with psychology? Better economics.
A recent report indicates that psychological assessments are just as predictive of specific, measurable outcomes--sometimes even more predictive--as many medical tests.
Practicing different skills in separate, concentrated blocks triggers people to be overconfident about how well they've learned motor skills, according to new research.
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 curious illusion reveals that we all have a form of perfect pitch.
Two large-scale studies examine how neighborhoods affect the well-being of children and whether moving can make a difference.
This year's Templeton Positive Psychology Prize winners explore virtues from morality and motivation to gratitude and goal-setting.
Mexican, Canadian and American psychologists meet at APA's Trilateral Forum.
APA's Committee on Accreditation continues to improve the process that determines whether psychology programs clear the bar.