November 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 10
COVER: News from APA's Annual Convention
The U.S. 'has a case of Alzheimer's'
Studs Terkel discussed the state of American society at APA's Annual Convention.
A new life passage after 9/11
Best-selling author Gail Sheehy discussed how the terrorist attacks affected Americans, particularly those in a small New Jersey town.
Getting to the essential 'we' in wellness
Social connection, spirituality and stress management prove key in reversing disease, said Dean Ornish.
Selling to children
The impact of commercialization on children needs more research, an APA task force says.
APA's council adopts a new Ethics Code
Other council action included endorsing guidelines for working in today's increasingly multicultural world and changes to the association's bylaws.
Several APA Annual Convention events honored APA's retiring CEO Raymond D. Fowler.
The real cause of 'mad' behavior is often overlooked by patients and therapists.
By favoring 'natural' ability and potential over past efforts and results, we often choose the worst candidates for our most key posts, Malcolm Gladwell told psychologists.
Time pressure quashes creativity because it limits people's freedom to ponder different options and directions.
Social rejection has a host of behavioral consequences, none of them good.
To reverse a decades-long decline in civic involvement, shared tragedy is not enough.
Panelists at a convention session on hatred asked APA to form a task force to investigate mind control among destructive cults.
Psychologist Thomas Coates spells out why psychologists should enlist in the war against AIDS.
Developmental scientists have research-based interventions that help violent children, but they cost money and take time.
Without synaptic plasticity, learning--and the self--would be impossible.
Environmental complexity boosts the brain's production of new neurons, said Elizabeth Gould.
Steven Pinker discussed his theory on why our beliefs about human nature often seem to conflict with modern science.
Richard Miller offered insights on helping students become more critical thinkers.
Teachers and students provide living examples of classic social phenomena.
A preconvention program offered insights for psychologists who want to take on larger roles in schools.
Experts offer tips on how to be a better mentor.
Navy psychologists are proof positive that psychologists make a difference in the military's readiness.
A new psychology initiative helps communities bridge racial and cultural differences.
The Practice Directorate Town Hall meeting updated attendees on important issues in the field and unveiled new products.
Former APA President Norine G. Johnson proposes five ways to get there.
Five leading psychotherapists talk about what really attracted them to the field.