March 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 3

March 2002 Monitor cover

COVER:
Eating disorders

Movie film with numbers on it

FEATURES

Film criticized as irresponsible

A German movie claiming ties to the Stanford Prison Experiment spurs controversy over when reality ends and fiction begins.

Psychology training gets major recognition

For the first time ever, Congress has established a program exclusively for psychology training.

The community college connection

APA gears up to better address the needs of psychologists teaching at two-year institutions.

Does your office betray your personality?

The cues you leave behind in your personal spaces may allow others to accurately assess your personality, a new study finds.

Helping older adults get on the technology bandwagon

A team of researchers is pooling its talent to better understand how technology can be designed to address older adults' needs.

Confidentiality in the treatment of adolescents

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.

The power of pretending

Researchers set out to determine whether children's pretending does them any good.

It's more than fun and games

Play may foster everything from physical fitness to social and cognitive development, experts say.

More psychologists needed in end-of-life care

With their training in conducting assessments and counseling, psychologists are well-suited to work with terminally ill patients. So, where are they?

Steady and strong progress in the push for Rx privileges

Since the prescription privileges movement began less than a decade ago, advocates have made great strides.

Making a life-or-death difference

Psychology is increasingly recognized as a key component of the transplant team.

Psychology Around the World

'Seizing an opportunity' for development Chinese psychology moves from 'pseudo-science' to an increasingly accepted field.

PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

Psychology makes fiscal gains amid terrorism and economic insecurity

In a year marked by political unpredictability and national catastrophe, Congress approved most of the initiatives advocated by APA's Public Policy Office.