May 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 5
COVER: APA's 2006 Annual Convention
- Convention in the Big Easy
Experience the flavor of New Orleans through special convention programming.
- Psychology's strengths
This year's presidential programming will cover ways psychologists can fortify families, communities and the profession.
- Diversity, culture and behavior
APA convention programming will delve into the symbiosis of psychology and diversity.
- Psychology in the lab
Learn about recent findings in psychological science at this year's convention.
- It's educational
Education offerings at this year's convention target specialization and education research, among other topics.
- Advancing the teaching of psychology
The 2006 G. Stanley Hall Lectures address the uses and abuses of evolutionary psychology and technology, as well as research in health psychology and visual cognition.
- Tools for practitioners
Learn the latest in practice programming on record-keeping and evidence-based, culturally sensitive treatment.
- Timely topics
The American Psychological Foundation is sponsoring an array of speakers at this year's convention.
- Awardees at the 2006 convention
A study of nicotine-patch therapy offers new insight into how the antismoking treatment works—and provides the methodology for other treatment outcome studies to look beyond efficacy toward mechanisms.
- Low self-esteem distorts perceptions of partners
- Lemurs can be liars, if they think you want their food
- In certain circumstances, money can buy happiness
- Three APA books win awards
- Private and shared taste contribute equally to beauty evaluations
- Self-stereotyping depends on most salient social identity
- Sauter honored at APA/NIOSH conference
- Education Directorate holds psychology career days
- Perfectionists more vulnerable to depression, study finds
- Relationship conflicts stress men more than women
- Groups may find more elegant solutions than individuals
- New APA/APPIC journal will focus on psychologist training and education
A recent trip to Utah illustrated the value of psychology in addressing wounds within our own psychological communities and conveyed the centrality of ethics consultation in promoting good practice that minimizes our exposure to liability.
Diversity enhances group decision-making in unexpected ways, study finds.
Psychologists break new ground in understanding the mental symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Interdisciplinary scholars share the benefits—and challenges—of teaching and conducting research alongside economists, historians and designers.
NCSPP, celebrating its 30th year, is fostering diversity and focusing national attention on the need to train and educate the field's practitioners.
APA and American Red Cross initiatives help recovering communities learn to help themselves.
Sessions will highlight how psychologists can contribute to federal policies that affect the public and the profession.
APA fellow status rewards great contributions to the field of psychology.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 26 works with the Archives of the History of American Psychology to preserve psychology's past.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
A new federal grant program is expanding campus suicide-prevention programs nationwide.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The public needs psychology's insights on changing behavior to lead healthier lives.
Six national winners set high standards for creating a healthy and productive work environment.
Integrating psychology into primary medical care requires psychologists to act nationally and locally.
Disaster experts shared lessons learned from Katrina about diversity and long-term response.
Psychologists' community activities raise their public profile, noted SLC speakers.