June 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 6
COVER: Helping men to help themselves
Helping men to help themselves
Research aims to understand why men are less likely than women to seek mental health help, and what psychologists can do to change that.
'Keeping them hooked in'
Psychologists working with men are developing a repertoire of techniques to overcome the gender roles that prevent some men from effectively engaging in therapy.
What are these guys thinking?
A growing hodgepodge of courses and workshops are training psychologists to better understand the psychology of men.
Men and depression: battling stigma through public education
A two-year-old NIMH media campaign to raise awareness of depression among men is showing signs of success.
A pilot Air Force study finds individual differences in how brains respond when tired.
- A different environment may break habits
- Social comparison can highlight similarities as well as differences
- In sports, self-taught strategies may trump explicit instruction
- Bilingual speakers find proper names easiest to remember
- Practitioners report widespread use of homework assignments
- Self-reflection may lead independently to creativity, depression
- Teen distress peaks prior to parental AIDS-related death
- New statistical method expands possibilities for structural equation modeling
- Preparation, knowledge may prevent homesickness
- APA's Newman advocates for mental health patients' privacy
- Emotionally loaded topics may impair speech
- Suicide watches by inmates benefit all
- Peace psychologists, military leaders highlight soldiers' ethical dilemmas
- Perceptions of enemies differ across cultures
- Older adults need full attention to juggle multiple tasks
Having a unique set of ethics for psychology affects both our training and how we apply our Ethics Code.
Three psychologists garner off-the-beaten track research support.
A psychologist presented research at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference on the characteristics of angry drivers and what can be done to make the roads safer.
Psychologists discussed sugar addiction, intelligence and culture, and the psychology of used car sales--among other topics--at this year's Western Psychological Association meeting.
Psychologists involved in the Children's Psychotherapy Project agree to treat a foster child pro bono for as long as it takes--giving the child a stable adult presence and needed therapy.
Psychologists and clinicians are working with a Miami-Dade County juvenile dependency court judge to help troubled mothers care for their own children.
A new Utah Psychological Association initiative helps residents and member psychologists alike appreciate and overcome religious differences.
A New York hospital's new integrated program shows how psychologists working alongside pediatricians can benefit the local community.
Two psychologists have carved out a career niche consulting in the Virgin Islands.
A psychologist studies ways to help traditionalists, baby boomers, gen Xers and millennials work better together, despite their generational differences.
A CLOSER LOOK
Faculty at a Div. 14-sponsored outreach program brainstorm how to attract more minority students to I/O psychology.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA's education public policy officers get back to basics in fulfilling their charge to promote psychology.