July/August 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 7

July 2003 Monitor cover

Psychology and the prison system

Woman with post-it note on forehead


Remembering right

False memories are a part of life, but new research suggests ways to minimize them.

Putting consumers in the driver's seat

A new idea in health-care plans--consumer-driven care--is gaining popularity with employers. How might it affect psychology?

Virginia managed-care suit could set precedent against managed care

Plaintiffs in the case have filed an appeal on fraud charges, clearing the way to shape public policy.

Does industry funding deserve a bad rap?

Partnering with industry--though it can be lucrative--can challenge scientific reporting and exchange. Psychologists and universities are learning ways to negotiate this increasingly common relationship.

Making sense of chords and conversations

New research is exploring how the brain processes music and language.

Combined and integrated

Doctoral training programs that blend school, counseling and clinical psychology find their voice.

Working for safer skies

A psychologist led the drive to heighten airport security after Sept. 11 and continues the work.

Method man

Lee Sechrest's unyielding pursuit of methodological soundness was honored at a recent festschrift.

A voice for women in prison

A Boston psychologist helps victims of family violence.

Helping inmates cope with prison life

This psychologist's passion is ensuring that incarcerated men get mental health help.

Bringing the anti-violence message to young black males

A psychologist reaches incarcerated "hip hop" teens in terms they understand.

Psychologists shape national policy

From boosting science education to modernizing Medicare, APA's fellows are bringing psychological expertise to bear on policy-making.

Digging beneath the surface

APA's new sculpture captures a psychologist's passions for psychology and art.