July/August 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 7
COVER: Psychology and the prison system
Rehabilitate or punish?
Psychologists are not only providing treatment to prisoners; they're also contributing to debate over the nature of prison itself.
Youth programs cut crime, costs
Psychologists using a family and systems approach, work directly in young offenders' homes and communities to improve their chances of living healthy, crime-free lives.
A mom and her son get a second chance
Multisystemic Therapy is pragmatic and focused on juvenile justice outcomes.
Girls use a different kind of weapon
Psychologists in the juvenile justice system say they commonly see 'relational aggression' in girls.
New hope for sex offender treatment
Research suggests psychological treatment helps reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders.
Alternatives to incarceration
Drug and mental health courts give certain offenders what they really need: treatment.
The power of persuasion
Tom Fagan's evolving corrections career includes crisis negotiation in prison hostage standoffs.
- Women shine at tapping worker potential
- Study links co-worker support to better cardiovascular health
- Psychologists debate impact of behavioral genetics
- Budget resolution fuels push for parity
- Personality changes for the better with age
- Violent song lyrics may lead to violent behavior
- Study finds higher degrees may not buffer stress
- Psychologists lend their expertise to advocacy efforts
- APA members testify on lack of science in tobacco claims
- Keeping Head Start intact is the 'best bet'
False memories are a part of life, but new research suggests ways to minimize them.
A new idea in health-care plans--consumer-driven care--is gaining popularity with employers. How might it affect psychology?
Plaintiffs in the case have filed an appeal on fraud charges, clearing the way to shape public policy.
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.
New research is exploring how the brain processes music and language.
Doctoral training programs that blend school, counseling and clinical psychology find their voice.
A psychologist led the drive to heighten airport security after Sept. 11 and continues the work.
Lee Sechrest's unyielding pursuit of methodological soundness was honored at a recent festschrift.
A Boston psychologist helps victims of family violence.
This psychologist's passion is ensuring that incarcerated men get mental health help.
A psychologist reaches incarcerated "hip hop" teens in terms they understand.
From boosting science education to modernizing Medicare, APA's fellows are bringing psychological expertise to bear on policy-making.
APA's new sculpture captures a psychologist's passions for psychology and art.