March 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 3

March 2005 Monitor cover


  • 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.

  • Not biased?

    Despite what people say about stereotypes being bad, most demonstrate implicit associations when tested.

Woman looking through microscope


Dopamine and desire

Knockout mice showcase the neurotransmitter's role in motivation.

Business man and woman shaking hands


Cooperating with other professionals: Reflections on Ethical Standard 3.09

Psychological research can inform the debate over sentencing reform.

Tic tac toe game


Matching monikers prove magnetic

People are attracted to others with similar initials and name sounds, demonstrating a sort of implicit egotism.

Transitioning to 'translational' times

The funding climate for behavioral science research is changing. How can psychological scientists adapt?

Shaping evidence-based practice

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.

Psychology in Iraq's 'red zone'

Under a military contract, Dr. David Morris selects recruits for one tough job: serving in the new Iraqi police force.

After the wave

Psychologist Ben Weinstein was on the ground in Southeast Asia, helping tsunami survivors rebuild shattered lives.

Culture in focus

Psychology's biennial multicultural summit homed in on how the field can better serve diverse Americans.

Novel graduate training recognized

APA honors three psychology programs that are rethinking psychology education for the 21st century.

A Closer Look


Taking stock

APA's psychotherapy division brainstorms how it can promote psychotherapy research, practice and training and aid its next generation.

Government Relations


Making psychological research a priority for countering terrorism

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.