November 2005 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 36 No. 10
COVER: APA’s 113th Annual Convention
- A capital convention
The opening session of APA's 113th Annual Convention explored the association's connections to its hometown--Washington, D.C.--and featured speeches by politicians, honors for prominent psychologists and a performance by Arlo Guthrie.
- Early registrant prize winners
- Recognizing outstanding achievements
- Honoring military psychologists
- Prize-winning paper explores the ethics of marketing to children
- Video-based therapy helps mothers better negotiate stress
- Music motivates impulse buyers, not thoughtful shoppers
- Movies' critical acclaim depends on strength of storytelling
- How the Beck model can counter angst, help students learn
- 'Appropriate' negativity necessary for people to prosper
- Simple steps could remedy blood-donation shortages
- Investors sell winning stocks too early, regardless of demographics
- Reminder: Exercise helps with therapist self-care
- Exercise may protect against brain-cell loss
- People evaluate candidates' emotions based on gender, research suggests
- Guilt can do good
- Course provides updated disaster mental health training
- Psychologists receive $2.2 million payout in CIGNA settlement; VACP case appeal concludes
- Assistant surgeon general honored for ensuring integrated health care for the underserved
- Coming in the December Monitor:
- APA Congressional Fellows celebrate their service
- Federal funding available for psychology training
- Group suggests ways to internationalize undergrad psychology
- Former Irish president calls for human rights protection
The many ethics programs at convention demonstrate that ethics is increasingly perceived as part of the fabric of psychologists' work, rather than as a set of external constraints on what we do.
Convention speakers had some strong points to make from everything to conflicts with clients to career decision-making to happiness to obesity.
Inaccurate mental number-line representations may hinder children's math-skills development.
Hand movements prove a pathway to shifts in thinking.
Researchers are searching for the seat of creativity and problem-solving ability in the brain.
The hippocampus's role in memory may help explain why we cannot remember our early childhood, and why stress affects our memory later in life.
Why chewing on problems just makes them harder to swallow.
The Central Park jogger shared her story of recovering from trauma.
A cultural trend challenges the feminist ideals of the original 'Our Bodies, Ourselves,' symposium panelists said.
Former Penn President Judith Rodin used her psychology background to engage and transform the campus's surrounding community.
The U.S. Assistant Secretary for Children and Families says empirical research is improving family services.
A Northwestern University professor finds that people's culturally shaped perceptions have profound effects on cross-cultural research.
Psychologists walk a line between educating prison officials about Latino culture, and explaining U.S. laws and culture to Latino inmates, said a convention panelist.
Convention speakers examined the challenges of providing mental health care in correctional facilities.
It takes practice to gain cultural astuteness in clinical work, said a convention speaker.
Psychology teachers shared strategies for preventing plagiarism and copyright violations.
An APA project is training Maryland teachers to bring 'the other three Rs'--reasoning, resilience and responsibility--into their classrooms.
Experts debated learning-disability assessment at APA's 12th Annual Institute for Psychology in the Schools.
APA conventioneers aired thoughts on where the field should go--and there's still time for input.
APA's president reported on the progress of his initiatives to enhance psychology's public profile, integrate psychology into primary care, increase APA's diversity and define evidence-based practice.
Task force members highlighted how APA can better serve diverse members and handle related conflicts.
New CPT codes--to take effect Jan. 1--will provide more appropriate reimbursement and recognition for psychologists who administer psychological and neuropsychological tests.
An epidemiologist calls for more research on whether increased treatment of mild mental health disorders reduces the prevalence of more serious problems.
A pioneering effort aims to define the underlying brain processes of effective therapy.
Congratulations to the psychologists recognized at APA's 2005 Annual Convention for their outstanding achievements and contributions to psychology.
With State Department backing, psychologist Ivan Kos is helping citizens of Serbia, Croatia and other such countries reduce fear and work more productively.