November 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 10
COVER: Considering Creativity
What exactly is creativity?
Psychologists continue their quest to better understand creativity.
The 'Sylvia Plath' effect
Questions swirl around a supposed link between creativity and mental illness.
The dream canvas
Are dreams a muse to the creative?
If properly heeded, dreams offer ordinary people creative solutions to everyday problems.
Inspiring the masses through creative leadership
A closer look at history's great innovators reveals that creativity and leadership go hand-in-hand.
Going their own way
A new APA book highlights the careers of 16 psychologists who defied the crowd.
Creativity on the clock
Recent research suggests that supportive management, innovative co-workers and in some cases bad moods can contribute to on-the-job creativity.
A creative young mind, a budding writer
A Pinnacle Project scholar wins a national writing contest that honors the late journalist Daniel Pearl.
- ACT Web site honored as first-rate source of health information
- Stereotyping depends on contextual cues
- Compassion is what most find attractive in mates
- Social factors influence men's poor health habits
- Alcohol's sight and smell cues increase consumption
- Study shows two types of reading disability
- Positive emotion styles linked to the common cold
The need for perfection comes in different flavors, each associated with its own set of problems, researchers say.
A rule change that psychologists fought hard for has established more comprehensive reimbursement from Medicaid.
Several state psychological associations have advocated for changes to Medicare policies on psychological services--and this fall some are seeing positive results.
Psychologists are making headway in getting the prohibition on the use of nondoctoral testing technicians reversed in some states.
It takes work, but inspired, evolving instruction makes all the difference to students, said keynote speaker Philip G. Zimbardo.
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
Conference participants developed a road map for achieving higher standards across all levels of education.
ELC keynote panelists underscored ways psychologists can help educators meet accountability requirements.