November 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 10

November 2003 Monitor cover

COVER:
Considering Creativity

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FEATURES

The many faces of perfectionism

The need for perfection comes in different flavors, each associated with its own set of problems, researchers say.

Missouri Medicaid will pay for adult therapy

A rule change that psychologists fought hard for has established more comprehensive reimbursement from Medicaid.

Persistence pays with Medicare reimbursement

Several state psychological associations have advocated for changes to Medicare policies on psychological services--and this fall some are seeing positive results.

Nondoctoral assistants in question

Psychologists are making headway in getting the prohibition on the use of nondoctoral testing technicians reversed in some states.

Charismatic teaching=energized students

It takes work, but inspired, evolving instruction makes all the difference to students, said keynote speaker Philip G. Zimbardo.

Lessons from Jonestown

The mass suicide of People's Temple followers 25 years ago teaches psychologists what happens when social psychology is placed in the wrong hands.

EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Shaping the future of education

Conference participants developed a road map for achieving higher standards across all levels of education.

Effective assessment

ELC keynote panelists underscored ways psychologists can help educators meet accountability requirements.