March 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 3
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.
Seasoned therapists describe ways they've transformed their practices and the roads they took to get there.
Therapists reveal standout moments that made them better practitioners.
Researchers studying dogs' communication skills hope to shed light on early human evolution.
- Cognitive errors can lead to misjudgments about taxes
- Reducing GABA helps rats recall infant memories
- HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects women of color, say panelists
- National conference brings together Head Start researchers, practitioners
- Associative phenomenon may have cognitive underpinnings
- Manual offers up models for effective colleague assistance programs
- National summit addresses health disparities
- Specific environments alone can trigger smokers' cigarette cravings
Becoming aware that a colleague may have engaged in ethically problematic behavior raises an ethical challenge in its own right.
Neuroimaging studies are helping hypnosis shed its 'occult' connotations by finding that its effects on the brain are real.
If a flu pandemic strikes, psychologists' expertise could help keep society running and ensure that the people who need treatment get it.
Susan Mineka's animal research is helping to refine theories of–and even treatments for–anxiety disorders.
New research on pride suggests it deserves more credit as a basic human emotion than previously thought.
APA honors companies for fostering psychologically healthy workplaces.
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.
Psychology's advocates are actively involved in several pieces of legislation during the second session of the 109th Congress.
APA's first chief information officer will guide the association's information technology resources.
Experts at an APA summit explored how immigration is driving America's changing demographics–and will change the nation.
Financial difficulties force New Orleans institutions to cut psychologists' jobs.
Clinical supervision informed by research and theory can help trainees excel.
A psychologist's perspective helps Air Force units succeed.
Through longitudinal research, Roger Hart seeks to inform debate on the changing nature of childhood play.
APA's Office of International Affairs is bringing a global perspective to the association.
As the new head of Clinician's Research Digest, Thomas Joiner will supply "ready-to-use" research to clinicians.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 31 is helping victims of domestic violence in a nontraditional way.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA's support of antitorture legislation and a Department of Defense psychology training program pays off.