July/August 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 7

July/August 2002 Monitor cover

COVER:
Self-Care

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SCIENCE WATCH

Food for thought

In research that underscores how the brain adapts to the environment, psychologists find that brain regions for spatial memory are bigger and denser in chickadees that live in harsher climates.

ETHICS ROUNDS

Reporting past abuse, Part II

Experts weigh in on the ethical dilemma posed in the May Monitor.

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FEATURES

For Atkinson, there's no backing off

Richard Atkinson will be honored with this year's APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

Finding a solution for missing data

New ways to analyze research to account for missing data could significantly change research results in the next 10 years.

Conditioned to addiction?

A study finds that people will start taking a drug when it's paired with money, even if they've previously shunned the drug. The finding may help explain why some people initiate drug use.

What psych majors need to know

APA's Board of Educational Affairs has endorsed learning goals and outcomes for the psychology major.

PSYCHOLOGY AROUND THE WORLD

When the world comes to America, psychologists are increasingly there to help.

No time for retirement

Psychologist Jerry Gordon has spawned a new, even more gratifying career through his volunteer work.

Positivity pays off for winners of psychology's top monetary prize

Winners of this year's Templeton Positive Psychology Awards examine the merits of optimism, happiness, goal-setting and resilience.

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PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

New perspectives

APA's 2001-02 congressional and executive branch fellows reflect on their experience and psychology's role in public policy.

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