June 2007 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 38 No. 6
On the Cover: Inside the mind of a juror
Order in the court
The best way to educate juries on the pitfalls of eyewitness evidence? Teach judges, say psychologists.
To ask or not to ask
The practice of allowing juror questions gains momentum.
The problem with DNA
Forensic evidence increasingly includes genetic fingerprinting, but researchers worry that juries may put too much stock in the results.
People inflate the difficulty of achieving a goal after attaining it, possibly to improve their self-esteem.
- Insincere apologies work as well as heartfelt ones
- Stereotype-busting people can spur stress, reduce cognitive performance
- Acceptance therapy helps patients better manage diabetes
- APA helps victims, public cope with campus shooting
- Psychologist advocates for including substance abuse treatment in prison and re-entry programs
Membership in the professional community of psychologists brings important benefits, among which are ethics programs that offer education and consultation and that appropriately respond to behaviors that harm the public.
Researchers are investigating whether animals have personal memories. So far, scrub jays and rodents are showing up apes.
A recent APA-sponsored gathering explored questions of coma, consciousness and the brain.
With so many service members affected by traumatic brain injuries, neuropsychologists are ramping up diagnosis and treatment.
An APA-designed pilot program suggests family education is key to resolving child-custody disputes.
Three psychologists move clients and colleagues off the couch and onto the walking trail.
A Chicago School of Professional Psychology program trains psychologists to increase business leaders' emotional intelligence skills.
As times change, the field must stay diverse, say psychologists.
One psychologist uses the tools of industrial/organizational psychology to help keep order in the crime lab.
A CLOSER LOOK
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
With members' guidance, APA recommends improvements to Congress.