March 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 3

March 2003 Monitor cover

Cover topic: Anger

  • When anger's a plus

    Despite its mixed reputation, anger can play a constructive role at home, at work and in the national consciousness, psychologists are finding

  • Angry thoughts, at-risk hearts

    Researchers are exploring whether angry and hostile people's coping and social support affect their risk for poor cardiovascular health.

  • Hostility associated with immune function

    Aggression and hostility can affect tumor necrosis factor — a protein that is released by immune cells and other tissues.

  • 'Goo, gaa, grr?'

    Researchers are still looking for consensus on how and when anger first appears in infants.

  • Anger across the gender divide

    Researchers strive to understand how men and women experience and express anger.

  • Advances in anger management

    Researchers and practitioners are examining what works best for managing problem anger.

Bee flying near flowers


Science watch: Food for thought

Honeybees can use short-term memory to alternate between two food sources, a new study suggests.



Political science

Allegations of politicization are threatening the credibility of the federal government's scientific advisory committees.

A stop-gap in the flow of sensitive patient information

HIPAA's minimum necessary requirement was created to limit the amount of patient information that managed-care companies can request.

Coping with cancer through social connection

A psychosocial treatment model at Walter Reed Army Medical Center helps breast cancer patients and their partners find comfort and answers.

Helping young cancer patients return to normal life

As more children survive cancer, psychologists are helping them overcome the academic, social and cognitive obstacles that result from the disease and its treatments.

Working together for education

A new APA interdivisional coalition aims to showcase psychology's research findings on education to the public and policy-makers.

Off the beaten tenure track

Is the nation's rise in nontraditional faculty for better or worse?

Braving the ice

Psychologists journey to Antarctica to evaluate those stationed there during the severe winters.

Graduate training grant winners

Interdisciplinary psychology programs focused on the underserved have secured $2 million in federal funding.

American flag in front of Nation's Capital in DC


Public interest policy and the new Congress: challenges and opportunities

Health and education programs facing termination could use psychologists' advocacy.