May 2004 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 35 No. 5
COVER: Programming highlights for the 2004 APA Annual Convention
Plenary sessions tap prominent psychologists to discuss issues ranging from gender differences to peace-building.
Integrating work and family
The APA president's talk is titled "New models of work-family interaction that provide returns on investment to employers and working families."
Closing session highlights
Traditional Hawaiian singing and awards for exceptional psychologists will end convention on a high note.
- Stress hormone sheds light on rat attachment
- Monkeys use brain's left hemisphere to process vocalizations
- Psychologists promote sexual health research on Capitol Hill
- Notes' duration and interplay appear key in tonal perception
- Unhealthy behaviors cause approximately half of U.S. deaths
- ADHD may be moderated by mom's love, study finds
- Panel stresses youth suicide prevention
- Alzheimer's patients show intense emotional reactions to 9/11
- APA lobbies successfully for aging-specific NIMH branch
- Cons of perfectionism include self-criticism
- Study links responses to workday stress with marital satisfaction
- Collaborating to improve women's mental health
- Cross-examined character witnesses may hurt defendants on trial
- Interventions help reduce HIV risk
Great care went into crafting how the new code addresses forensic matters.
Louisiana psychologists' persistence pays off, and their state becomes the second to pass RxP legislation.
Low B-12 is associated with poorer memory in older people with the higher-risk Alzheimer's genotype.
The brains of mathematically gifted children may work differently from those of nongifted children, a new study suggests.
Edward Gaughan has been appointed to a university-endowed chair to advance the application of psychology to education.
Learn about psychology's most pressing public policy concerns and meet those working on them.
The honor society will mark 75 years at APA's Annual Convention.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 28 members are helping bring together research and practice in substance abuse treatment through a national trials network.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Psychologists can increase their influence on legislation that affects their everyday lives by getting involved.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The goal of APA's 2004 State Leadership Conference was to prepare psychologists for a future full of transformations.
State leadership participants were energized by political humor, election-year straight talk and hope for change on the parity front.
State leaders honored state Sen. Kevin Sullivan for his contribution to Connecticut's new mental health parity law.
DoD-trained psychologists spoke about how prescribing has changed their clinical practice.
Advocates in four states work to ensure that coverage includes psychologist-provided mental health care.
Psychologists discussed Medicare payment formula revisions and new health and behavior codes at an SLC panel.