May 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 5
COVER: APA's Annual Convention
Convention for beginners
Strategies for getting to--and getting the most from--APA's annual meeting.
- A new report concludes that economics and peer pressure are among the factors that keep Latinas from pursuing higher education.
- One-tenth of college students are dependent on the Internet, research finds
- APA member advocates for community health funding before Senate subcommittee
- APA welcomes 107th Congress with Capitol Hill reception
- Rep. Tom Osborne is given award for psychology in management
- Social scientists aim to influence election reform
- Study shows a significant increase in sexual content on TV
- Do people's reasons for making money affect their well-being?
- Cognitive problems after heart bypass linked to long-term decline
Best-selling author and psychologist Mary Pipher will discuss her upcoming book at the convention opening session, Friday, Aug. 24.
More psychologists are utilizing their unique skills to help communities, law enforcement and government officials understand racial profiling.
Albert Ellis hopes telling his story will encourage other psychologists to come forth with their own innovative ideas.
With a near-win, the state gets closer to prescription privileges for psychologists than any state has before.
Psychologists and education experts discussed concerns about fairness and accuracy in large-scale educational testing at a March congressional briefing.
A first-of-its-kind study indicates that stimulant medication, combined with behavioral interventions, improves academic achievement in adolescents with ADHD.
Six high school students bring psychology to top science competition.
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.
Psychologists are gathering data and developing programs to bring families closer together and curb what can become a family cycle of imprisonment.
A shift in opinions about capital punishment is helping researchers better understand how people's most strongly held attitudes change over time.
Children's understanding of their own and others' mental states shapes their most basic understanding of the world around them, recent research suggests.
Psychologists are leaders in the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which is becoming more important to a growing number of human services.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
This year's recipient of APA's Outstanding Leadership Award is bullish about the chances for passing patient protection legislation.
This year's State Leadership Conference focuses on ways the new APA Practice advocacy organization can increase psychology's voice.
The Virginia test case is one of APA's most promising challenges to inappropriate managed-care practices.
States and provinces make professional mobility easier for psychologists
Psychologist-delegates met with congressional representatives to discuss far-reaching reforms in mental health legislation.
APA's second Diversity Initiative allowed 18 ethnic-minority psychologists to serve as invited delegates to the State Leadership Conference.