November 2004 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 35 No. 10
November 2004 Monitor cover

On the Cover:
Redefining retirement

  • A new face to retirement

    Retirees are shifting interests, reinventing careers and changing the very definition of "retirement."

  • Retirement's road map

    An APA initiative will educate the public about planning for retirement's stages and transitions.

  • No desire to fully retire

    An APA survey reveals retirement-stage psychologists want to stay involved and active--but are employers and institutions ready to accommodate them?

  • The call of duty

    Retired military psychologist Ernie Lenz returns to service as a Peace Corps volunteer.

  • Elderbears: Out of the retirement cave

    Emeritus faculty and staff at Brown University have formed a group to promote retirement rights and roles on campus.

Hand and a grid


Release of test data and the new ethics code

The Ethics Code Task Force balanced competing values in revising an ethical standard.

A person yelling


Threats within

With an APF innovation grant, Michael Inzlicht is investigating how negative stereotypes can hamper academic performance.

Hormones, stress and aggression--a vicious cycle

Rat research shows a feedback loop between stress hormones and the brain's attack center.

Fatal friendships

Social groups, rather than formal organizations, form the backbone of today's most dangerous terrorist organizations.

Taking the 'vs.' out of nature vs. nurture

Evolutionary and cultural psychologists found common ground at a first-ever conference.

A presidential personality

Intelligence and achievement-striving--but not straightforwardness--may predict the newly elected president's effectiveness.

Getting out the vote

Psychologists are studying how to increase America's voter turnout.

Protecting participants

A fledgling organization seeks to improve human research-protection programs through voluntary accreditation.

Psychology joins class action lawsuit against managed care

Cutting-edge legal strategy could pave the way for managed-care reforms.

Psychologists knock down practice barriers

Thanks to hard-fought state psychological association victories, citizens will have more and better access to psychological services.

Post-hurricane help

Psychologists volunteering through APA's Disaster Response Network helped people in hurricane-battered Florida to weather the storms and start their recovery.

Primary-care paths

Psychologists collaborate with primary-care providers in an effort to bolster front-line services.

More minority providers means fewer service gaps

An IOM report calls for greater diversity among the nation's health professionals and recommends ways to achieve it.

Timely action

In just three months, an APA working group developed a successful council resolution to support same-sex marriage and parenting.

A new approach to complicated grief

Better assessments and treatments lead to a brighter outlook for people with severe grief, according to a report from an APA group.

Improving the end of life for older adults

Psychologists can address the needs of a population dying later and living longer with illnesses.

Special attention for children

A report calls for more preparation of psychologists to assist with decision-making and psychological needs surrounding childhood death.

The bioethics niche

More psychologists are helping people with disabilities--and their loved-ones--make difficult medical decisions. Here's a closer look at those focused on children.

A reason to smile

A professor and her undergraduate student conduct research on smiling during a new psychology-focused Council on Undergraduate Research fellowship.

Continuing science education

Psychologists learn about cutting-edge research methods and technologies at APA's Advanced Training Institutes.

Training to serve the underserved

Federal Graduate Psychology Education funding helps interns at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center gain diverse training experiences by working with underserved populations.

Pain pioneer

Psychologist Bob Gatchel helps clients control chronic pain by targeting biological, psychological and social factors.

Opening up the field

Inspired by her gold medal-winning daughter, a psychologist joins with others to promote minority women's involvement in sports.

A Closer Look


A home for autism experts

Div. 33 aims to establish itself as the hub for the psychology of autism.

Building on college campus


Creating healthy campuses

APA members successfully promote psychological services at colleges and universities.