November 2004 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 35 No. 10
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.
- Parents overestimate differences in their children
- Psi Chi turns 75, celebrates its beginnings
- People can boost their working memory through practice
- Social comparison happens subliminally, and automatically
- Summer institute spurs minority career development
- Do psychologists need more statistical strength?
The Ethics Code Task Force balanced competing values in revising an ethical standard.
With an APF innovation grant, Michael Inzlicht is investigating how negative stereotypes can hamper academic performance.
Rat research shows a feedback loop between stress hormones and the brain's attack center.
Social groups, rather than formal organizations, form the backbone of today's most dangerous terrorist organizations.
Evolutionary and cultural psychologists found common ground at a first-ever conference.
Intelligence and achievement-striving--but not straightforwardness--may predict the newly elected president's effectiveness.
Psychologists are studying how to increase America's voter turnout.
A fledgling organization seeks to improve human research-protection programs through voluntary accreditation.
Cutting-edge legal strategy could pave the way for managed-care reforms.
Thanks to hard-fought state psychological association victories, citizens will have more and better access to psychological services.
Psychologists volunteering through APA's Disaster Response Network helped people in hurricane-battered Florida to weather the storms and start their recovery.
Psychologists collaborate with primary-care providers in an effort to bolster front-line services.
An IOM report calls for greater diversity among the nation's health professionals and recommends ways to achieve it.
In just three months, an APA working group developed a successful council resolution to support same-sex marriage and parenting.
Better assessments and treatments lead to a brighter outlook for people with severe grief, according to a report from an APA group.
Psychologists can address the needs of a population dying later and living longer with illnesses.
A report calls for more preparation of psychologists to assist with decision-making and psychological needs surrounding childhood death.
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 professor and her undergraduate student conduct research on smiling during a new psychology-focused Council on Undergraduate Research fellowship.
Psychologists learn about cutting-edge research methods and technologies at APA's Advanced Training Institutes.
Federal Graduate Psychology Education funding helps interns at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center gain diverse training experiences by working with underserved populations.
Psychologist Bob Gatchel helps clients control chronic pain by targeting biological, psychological and social factors.
Inspired by her gold medal-winning daughter, a psychologist joins with others to promote minority women's involvement in sports.
A CLOSER LOOK
Div. 33 aims to establish itself as the hub for the psychology of autism.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
APA members successfully promote psychological services at colleges and universities.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Conference spotlights applying the field's scientific insights on how people learn to psychology education.