May 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 5

May 2006 Monitor cover

APA's 2006 Annual Convention

Smashed cigarette butt


The 'how' of addiction treatment efficacy

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.

Road in the desert


Traveling to Utah and discovering (once again) the value of an ethics consultation

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.

Train of people with their arms out


Diversity's dividends

Diversity enhances group decision-making in unexpected ways, study finds.

Rigidity, tremors, apathy

Psychologists break new ground in understanding the mental symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Uncommon ground

Interdisciplinary scholars share the benefits—and challenges—of teaching and conducting research alongside economists, historians and designers.

A culture of inclusion

NCSPP, celebrating its 30th year, is fostering diversity and focusing national attention on the need to train and educate the field's practitioners.

Healing continues in tsunami-ravaged regions

APA and American Red Cross initiatives help recovering communities learn to help themselves.

A Closer Look


Housing history

Div. 26 works with the Archives of the History of American Psychology to preserve psychology's past.

Putting a penny in a piggy bank


Small grants with big promise

A new federal grant program is expanding campus suicide-prevention programs nationwide.

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Psychology can help solve America's health-care crisis

The public needs psychology's insights on changing behavior to lead healthier lives.

Healthy workplaces lauded

Six national winners set high standards for creating a healthy and productive work environment.

Design for whole-person care

Integrating psychology into primary medical care requires psychologists to act nationally and locally.

Katrina trauma lingers long

Disaster experts shared lessons learned from Katrina about diversity and long-term response.

Connecting psychology and community

Psychologists' community activities raise their public profile, noted SLC speakers.

Capitol Hill welcomes psychologists