November 2006 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 37 No. 10
COVER: Aging wisely
A healthy mind, a longer life
Can the right attitude and personality help you live longer? Psychologists are trying to find out.
APA legislative efforts support older adult mental health
Mental health disorders among the aging often go undiagnosed in primary-care settings due to limitations in training and resources.
Caring for caregivers
Tending to an ailing loved one can lead to increases in stress, anxiety and depression. Psychologists are working to lighten caregivers' burden.
A little help from your home
Technology and the human touch combine to improve older adults' living environments.
The forgotten population
Psychologists are testing telehealth and home-based health-care interventions to turn around a mental health crisis among elderly Americans in rural areas.
Testing for impairment
Researchers are seeking culturally valid methods to assess cognitive functioning in the minority elderly.
- Emotional expressions are spontaneous and universal, suggests Olympics study
- New child maltreatment curriculum guide available
- “Proof,” other portrayals of mental illness lauded at Voice Awards
- Psychologists among top NIH grantees
- AAP honors Landrieu
- Conference seeks coordinated efforts to combat violence, abuse and trauma
- Computer program teaches musicians expressiveness
- APA releases new transgender and intersex brochures
- Government task force to examine impact of media, advertising on children
A vibrant program at convention highlights the role of ethics at APA.
Advanced cognitive skills may offer protection from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research.
New animal research sheds light on the intricate ways chronic stress and loneliness affect health.
Psychologists are leading the charge to uncover the steps from genes to mental illness.
Psychologists at APA's newest Advanced Training Institute learned to use nonlinear methods to analyze data.
An APA working group reports on use of medications when treating children.
A psychologist takes on the job of leading the nation's oldest mental health advocacy group.
A recent APA co-sponsored conference examined how parents can stay involved in their children's education during the less parent-friendly post-elementary school years.
New guidelines list goals and learning outcomes for psychology majors.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Cuts to the Graduate Psychology Education Program will result in a loss of needed mental and behavioral health services for minorities.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Better assessment of student learning was the focus of APA's 2006 Education Leadership Conference--and of the conference's keynote speaker.