November 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 10

November 2000 Monitor cover

COVER:
The growth of the new PhD

TIME CAPSULE

Woman with a thinking illustration by her head

FEATURES

The NRC is part of Abe Lincoln's legacy

The council was formed as a way to link the country's scientific and technological communities with the academy's mission of advising the government.

Wait, don't tell me!

A study of the 'tip-of-the-tongue' experience reveals implications for cognitive aging and language production.

In search of equality

An APA task force recommends ways to ensure more equality for women in academe.

The FTC calls on psychologists' expertise

Psychologists' work is behind the push to curb the entertainment industry's promotion of violent media.

Women and minorities make gains in science and engineering education

But they still lag behind in advanced degrees.

Women mentoring women

They may not be easy to find, but women mentors appear to make all the difference in the academic careers of women graduate students.

Pediatricians lead a call for more child mental health resources

APA is part of a coalition that says managed-care constraints are severely limiting services to children.

Remembering in tongues

A new study indicates that bilinguals access autobiographical memories more readily when the language context of retrieval matches the language in which memories were encoded.

The National Research Council: a think tank with a mind of its own

Now in its 84th year, the NRC has won scientists' and lawmakers' respect for its unbiased investigations of science's application to public policy.

Fusing psychology and biology

By adding evolutionary biology to his comparative psychology training, Alan Kamil is better able to tease apart how cognitive functions evolved.

Hand-me-down skills

Compelling data from brain imaging studies link hand movements and language, indicating that modern-day language may have evolved from early hand use.

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