March 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 3
What we know without knowing how
Psychologists are working to understand our split-second, unconscious judgments and deductions.
'Thin slices' of life
Psychologists are finding that our first impressions of others can be remarkably accurate--but also can fail us.
When intuition misfires
Intuition helps us understand the world--except when it's wrong. What are the causes and consequences of its faults?
A 'sixth sense?' Or merely mindful caution?
One psychologist says he's identified a new form of "visual sensing without seeing." Others say there may be a more prosaic explanation.
Despite what people say about stereotypes being bad, most demonstrate implicit associations when tested.
Knockout mice showcase the neurotransmitter's role in motivation.
- Happiness in men usually drops after age 65, study finds
- Thriving newlyweds can identify spouses' fortes and faults
- Math test scores across 29 nations
- U.S. students continue to lag behind their international counterparts in math
- Researchers discuss new tools and debate new methods for studying genetic differences
- Walking lockstep isn't imitation after all, say researchers
- Intoxicated people let environmental cues preempt their own judgment
- Something in the way we move spurs recognition
- Louisiana implements prescriptive authority
- Students overestimate their future recall
Psychological research can inform the debate over sentencing reform.
People are attracted to others with similar initials and name sounds, demonstrating a sort of implicit egotism.
The funding climate for behavioral science research is changing. How can psychological scientists adapt?
As the health system calls for professional accountability, psychology crafts its own field-appropriate definition of using the best evidence, including appropriate clinical expertise, to treat clients.
Under a military contract, Dr. David Morris selects recruits for one tough job: serving in the new Iraqi police force.
Psychologist Ben Weinstein was on the ground in Southeast Asia, helping tsunami survivors rebuild shattered lives.
Psychology's biennial multicultural summit homed in on how the field can better serve diverse Americans.
APA honors three psychology programs that are rethinking psychology education for the 21st century.
A CLOSER LOOK
APA's psychotherapy division brainstorms how it can promote psychotherapy research, practice and training and aid its next generation.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA's science policy arm helps secure new centers for studying terrorism and announces a government report on furthering psychology's role in preventing and dealing with future attacks.