May 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 5

May 2001 Monitor cover

APA's Annual Convention




Pipher's pioneering prose

Best-selling author and psychologist Mary Pipher will discuss her upcoming book at the convention opening session, Friday, Aug. 24.

Psychology responds to racial profiling

More psychologists are utilizing their unique skills to help communities, law enforcement and government officials understand racial profiling.

Psychology's original 'survivor'

Albert Ellis hopes telling his story will encourage other psychologists to come forth with their own innovative ideas.

New Mexico comes up on the inside

With a near-win, the state gets closer to prescription privileges for psychologists than any state has before.

The high stakes of educational testing

Psychologists and education experts discussed concerns about fairness and accuracy in large-scale educational testing at a March congressional briefing.

Stimulants boost achievement in ADHD teens

A first-of-its-kind study indicates that stimulant medication, combined with behavioral interventions, improves academic achievement in adolescents with ADHD.

The ones to watch

Six high school students bring psychology to top science competition.

Academic medicine welcomes psychology

The Association of Medical School Psychologists has joined a council of the Association of American Medical Colleges--a move that will expand psychologists' role in medical education.

Punishment of innocents: children of parents behind bars

Psychologists are gathering data and developing programs to bring families closer together and curb what can become a family cycle of imprisonment.

Waning support for death penalty prompts new theoretical analysis

A shift in opinions about capital punishment is helping researchers better understand how people's most strongly held attitudes change over time.

Mindreading ability helps organize thinking

Children's understanding of their own and others' mental states shapes their most basic understanding of the world around them, recent research suggests.

Psychology gains more power on key accrediting body

Psychologists are leaders in the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which is becoming more important to a growing number of human services.


A 'congressional champion' presses on for patient protections

This year's recipient of APA's Outstanding Leadership Award is bullish about the chances for passing patient protection legislation.

Expanding psychology's power

This year's State Leadership Conference focuses on ways the new APA Practice advocacy organization can increase psychology's voice.

Gaining ground for psychologists

The Virginia test case is one of APA's most promising challenges to inappropriate managed-care practices.

Helping psychologists on the move

States and provinces make professional mobility easier for psychologists

Psychology goes to Washington

Psychologist-delegates met with congressional representatives to discuss far-reaching reforms in mental health legislation.

The growth of a great idea: SLC's Diversity Initiative

APA's second Diversity Initiative allowed 18 ethnic-minority psychologists to serve as invited delegates to the State Leadership Conference.