March 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 3

March 2006 Monitor cover

How psychologists change

  • How psychologists change

    No matter what sparked the change, continuing to grow and adapt keeps these psychologists engaged in their work and looking for the next professional challenge.

  • Prime time for innovation

    As psychological scientists become more established, many break free from conventional topics and methodology.

  • Finding focus

    Seasoned therapists describe ways they've transformed their practices and the roads they took to get there.

  • Everyday epiphanies

    Therapists reveal standout moments that made them better practitioners.

Dog laying in grass with tennis ball


A dog's life

Researchers studying dogs' communication skills hope to shed light on early human evolution.

Silhouette of two people talking


Responding to a colleague's ethical transgressions

Becoming aware that a colleague may have engaged in ethically problematic behavior raises an ethical challenge in its own right.



From the stage to the lab

Neuroimaging studies are helping hypnosis shed its 'occult' connotations by finding that its effects on the brain are real.

Life-saving communication

If a flu pandemic strikes, psychologists' expertise could help keep society running and ensure that the people who need treatment get it.

Fear itself

Susan Mineka's animal research is helping to refine theories of–and even treatments for–anxiety disorders.

The faces of pride

New research on pride suggests it deserves more credit as a basic human emotion than previously thought.

Employees: A company's best asset

APA honors companies for fostering psychologically healthy workplaces.

When should you apologize to your clients?

A recent study finds that nearly all psychologists have apologized to clients, sometimes with major benefits to the therapeutic process, but other times with regret.

Full docket

Psychology's advocates are actively involved in several pieces of legislation during the second session of the 109th Congress.

Setting a new computing course

APA's first chief information officer will guide the association's information technology resources.

Immigration's impact

Experts at an APA summit explored how immigration is driving America's changing demographics–and will change the nation.

Katrina's continuing upheaval

Financial difficulties force New Orleans institutions to cut psychologists' jobs.

More effective supervision

Clinical supervision informed by research and theory can help trainees excel.

Wingman culture

A psychologist's perspective helps Air Force units succeed.

Childhood revisited

Through longitudinal research, Roger Hart seeks to inform debate on the changing nature of childhood play.

Across the globe

APA's Office of International Affairs is bringing a global perspective to the association.

The clinical bottom line

As the new head of Clinician's Research Digest, Thomas Joiner will supply "ready-to-use" research to clinicians.

A Closer Look


Nurturing the soul

Div. 31 is helping victims of domestic violence in a nontraditional way.

Far view of the Nation's Capital


When legislative objectives are in conflict

APA's support of antitorture legislation and a Department of Defense psychology training program pays off.