May 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 5
COVER: APA's 2007 Annual Convention
- Convention West Coast style
This year’s convention programming is steeped in multicultural and international dimensions.
- Brehm to address psychology’s future
She'll give an overview of APA's and psychology's current and emerging strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
- Presidential topics
Presidential programming will explore such areas as health care for the elderly, math and science education and relations with institutional review boards.
- Convention plenaries feature top speakers, hot topics
Topics include criminal profiling, sex, child and adolescent sleep, imagination, design psychology and technology and the classroom.
- A full slate for science
Programming from APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs will cover AIDS research, institutional review boards, biocultural social psychology and more.
- Tools for practitioners
Learn the latest on building a successful practice, treating serious mental illness and healing while helping others.
- On psychology and policy
A cross-section of sessions at APA's 2007 Annual Convention will examine psychology's involvement in policy-making.
- Educate yourself
Celebrate high school psychology and hear about a new teaching resource.
Alzheimer's symptoms may relate to a breakdown in the processes that support semantic memory.
- People 'on hold' prefer information to apologies
- TOPSS marks 15 years
- Seeing red impairs test performance
- Cultural background shapes when children lie
- Sexual harassers target women who violate gender norms
- Fussy babies decrease marital satisfaction among first-time parents
- NIDA research-translation program helps people conquer addiction
- Occupational health psychology leaders promote collaboration
- Join INET at the 2008 International Congress of Psychology
Psychologists talk about patients for many reasons that can be beneficial; gossip is not among them.
Public interest programming in San Francisco will delve into how stereotyping, profiling, social inequity and other such phenomena affect psychological and physical health.
Hall lecture series seeks to help psychology teachers bring the field’s newest findings to life in the classroom.
Prominent psychologists will share new insights and findings on such topics as self-esteem, human rights and the psychosocial aspects of diabetes treatment.
A CLOSER LOOK
Take control of your budget by curbing spending and cutting up credit cards, say financial experts.
STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
What psychologists know about promoting healthy behavior can transform an ailing health-care system.
APA recognizes employers who institute comprehensive programs promoting psychologically healthy workplaces.
Psychologists discuss plans and proposals.
Speak up about evidence-based practice to ensure public access to quality mental health care, SLC panelists advised.
Panelists advise psych associations to engage new psychologists.
Psychology advocates and leaders received awards and presidential citations at the 2007 SLC.
SLC speakers advised connecting with journalists and firefighters before disasters hit.