May 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 5
COVER: APA's 2005 Annual Convention Aug. 18–21
- Program highlights
Don't miss these special convention events.
- A presidential push to publicize psychology's contributions
APA's president will discuss promoting psychology, enhancing diversity and treating the 'whole' person, among other initiatives, in his convention address.
- Tackling professional challenges
This year's presidential programming will address topics from serious mental illness to evidence-based practice.
- Better mental health for all
Public interest programming will home in on the psychological needs of underserved populations.
- Opportunities for teaching and learning
Education sessions will pique the interest of psychology educators, education researchers and students alike.
- Capital research ideas for psychology teaching
The 2005 G. Stanley Hall Lecturers share research on paradoxes of choice, positive emotions and other topics that can help faculty spark lively discussion in the classroom.
- Practice program highlights
Convention sessions will offer attendees a host of information on professional practice issues.
- 2005 convention accolades
Outstanding researchers, practitioners and educators will be honored with a variety of awards at APA's 2005 Annual Convention.
New students who feel more alone respond less to the flu shot.
- For those with a personal stake, flashbulb memories burn bright
- APA highlights advertising's impact on kids
- Football star testifies in support of NIDA addictions research
- Conference explores effective technology use
- When dogs bark, humans understand
- It's no joke: Study identifies brain circuitry involved in our grasp of sarcasm
- A chorus of voices for the biopsychosocial model
- APA Council approves changes to continuing-education approval system
'Gatekeeping' aspects of the supervisory role provide a helpful lens through which to explore the ethical dimensions of supervision.
Researchers across disciplines find ever more evidence of a link between psychological stress and workers' heart problems.
Large multidisciplinary collaborations are capturing the interest--and dollars--of federal funding sources.
In the wake of the worst school shooting since 1999, psychologist Doug McDonald co-directed the mental health response team dispatched to the Red Lake Nation.
APA will conduct a work-force analysis to investigate psychology's employment patterns.
Psychologists in education discussed innovations in graduate training and attracting minority students, among other issues, at their midwinter meetings.
A CLOSER LOOK
APA's Div. 49 aims to reconnect with its practice constituents and boost membership among up-and-comers.
Getting a dual degree or applying your degree to a second field can expand your perspective and opportunities, early-career experts say.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
With the link between health and behavior gaining broad public acceptance, the 2005 State Leadership Conference focused on psychology's key role in realizing that link in today's health-care system.
An SLC speaker argued that Republicans and Democrats agree more than they disagree, despite what the media would have us believe.
A State Leadership Conference workshop offered guidance on becoming HIPAA Security Rule compliant.
Parenting coordinators help divorcing families--and the new niche helps expand psychology's reach.