March 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 3
COVER: Eating disorders
Further gene studies show promise
Using statistical analysis of similarities and differences among twins, studies suggest the degree to which genetic and environmental influences play a role in the development of eating disorders.
'Partners in illness': patients trading thinness tips
As concern grows over hospitalized patients learning anorexic strategies from peers, more is being done to fight the problem
Pressing for better insurance coverage for eating disorders
Psychologists are working on the policy front to ensure that people with the disorders receive enough insurance coverage to benefit from such interventions.
Binge-eating disorder: What's the best treatment?
Researchers debate whether to tackle psychological or weight issues first
A genetic link to anorexia
Groundbreaking research supports the theory that anorexia is more than a psychosocial illness: genes are likely responsible, too
Promising treatments for anorexia and bulimia
Research boosts support for tough-to-treat eating disorders
- Stress management improves cardiac health and saves money, study finds
- Study finds behavioral therapy as effective as pharmacotherapy in treating insomnia
- PracticeNet takes a snapshot of psychology practice after Sept. 11
- Research suggests Americans have changed for the better since terrorist attacks
- 'Window to self-discovery' opened after Sept. 11
- Placebo alters brain function of people with depression
- Survivors of serious head injury can learn implicitly, study finds
A German movie claiming ties to the Stanford Prison Experiment spurs controversy over when reality ends and fiction begins.
For the first time ever, Congress has established a program exclusively for psychology training.
APA gears up to better address the needs of psychologists teaching at two-year institutions.
The cues you leave behind in your personal spaces may allow others to accurately assess your personality, a new study finds.
A team of researchers is pooling its talent to better understand how technology can be designed to address older adults' needs.
Beginning with this issue, and continuing every other month, the APA Monitor on Psychology will feature "Ethics Rounds," in which APA's Ethics Office will answer questions about the ethical issues psychologists most commonly face.
Researchers set out to determine whether children's pretending does them any good.
Play may foster everything from physical fitness to social and cognitive development, experts say.
With their training in conducting assessments and counseling, psychologists are well-suited to work with terminally ill patients. So, where are they?
Since the prescription privileges movement began less than a decade ago, advocates have made great strides.
Psychology is increasingly recognized as a key component of the transplant team.
'Seizing an opportunity' for development Chinese psychology moves from 'pseudo-science' to an increasingly accepted field.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
In a year marked by political unpredictability and national catastrophe, Congress approved most of the initiatives advocated by APA's Public Policy Office.