June 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 6
COVER: The Mind-Body Connection
New literature review looks at biobehavioral outcomes
The new review includes new outcome variables such as health behaviors and disease outcomes, reflecting an expanded theoretical model of cancer stress and disease course.
A bright future for PNI
Psychologists' work in the field of psychoneuroimmunology is expanding the understanding of how psychosocial factors can protect or damage our health.
How do mind-body interventions affect breast cancer?
More data emerge on the ways psychological support may affect the lives of breast cancer patients.
Writing to heal
By helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune systems as well as their minds.
Countering the power of suggestion
The barrage of health information can spur worry and confusion about mental and physical health. APA has joined national efforts to offer guidance.
New research shows that what falls below the horizon line in ambiguous displays is most often seen as 'the figure.'
- APA antiviolence campaign ads air more than 168,000 times nationwide
- Media coverage of New Mexico's prescription privileges law misses the real story
- Advocacy for mental health parity continues on Capitol Hill
- Research points to a better way to teach math
- Different brain pathways handle visualization and recognition of objects
- Squirrels recognize degree of kinship by scent, psychologist finds
- Joint custody might be best option for children of divorce, study finds
- APA tells the Senate why we need more geropsychologists
- Emotion and cognition work together in the brain
- Employees' longer working hours linked to family conflict, stress-related health problems
- Study finds people need to be right--if not rational
- Patient-consent procedure for videotaping found to be inadequate
- Special issue examines behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology
Struggling to build a practice Russian psychology fights to bring psychotherapy to a needy but wary public.
A small group of psychologists says yes, asserting that psychology's science and practice can be part of the solution.
Data show that higher education and human service jobs are still the leading career paths- and that networking is key in landing a job.
Psychology training opens doors for recent graduates.
The master's in I/O psychology enjoys steady growth, thanks to its reputation as a practical, applicable degree.
The doctorate's market sensitivity continues to be a source of tension in graduate education.
Behavioral scientists are energizing their careers with stints as rotators at the National Science Foundation.
Five psychologists show how mental health professionals and police departments can successfully partner.
Social scientists met with police, FBI and other government officials to discuss how their research can help law enforcement counter future terrorist actions.
APA is working to increase recognition of psychology as a health discipline.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA is working to protect several provisions that are important to psychology.