November 2000 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 31 No. 10
COVER: The growth of the new PhD
Greater diversity and more interdisciplinary offerings needed in science PhDs
Members of ethnic minorities are "greatly underrepresented" among doctoral-level researchers and opportunities for interdisciplinary scientific training are too few.
The growth of the new PhD
Higher education takes a hard look at the PhD and finds much that needs changing.
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- Special issue of Psychological Bulletin sees the 21st century as a time of 'convergence and integration'
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- Psychologists needed to advocate for children in the courts
- Capitalizing on behavioral science to improve public health
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.
A study of the 'tip-of-the-tongue' experience reveals implications for cognitive aging and language production.
An APA task force recommends ways to ensure more equality for women in academe.
Psychologists' work is behind the push to curb the entertainment industry's promotion of violent media.
But they still lag behind in advanced degrees.
They may not be easy to find, but women mentors appear to make all the difference in the academic careers of women graduate students.
APA is part of a coalition that says managed-care constraints are severely limiting services to children.
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.
Now in its 84th year, the NRC has won scientists' and lawmakers' respect for its unbiased investigations of science's application to public policy.
By adding evolutionary biology to his comparative psychology training, Alan Kamil is better able to tease apart how cognitive functions evolved.
Compelling data from brain imaging studies link hand movements and language, indicating that modern-day language may have evolved from early hand use.