November 2007 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 38 No. 10

November 2007 Monitor cover

COVER:
Children and the Internet

  • It's fun, but does it make you smarter?

    Researchers find a relationship between children's Internet use and academic performance.

  • Creating a place for MySpace

    Parents should get online and learn some basics so they can communicate with their children about cyberspace and parent them effectively.

  • Socially wired

    Instant messaging and e-mail may dispel inhibitions and can lead to closer friendships for children and teens. But how much is too much?

  • Web pornography's effect on children

    Although research is scarce, investigators see links between young people who access Web porn and unhealthy attitudes toward sex.

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SCIENCE WATCH

The joke's in you

New research on how children develop a sense of humor is giving psychologists a window into social and mental development.

Antique compass

ETHICS ROUNDS

Exploring ethical aspects of our work

APA members seized the opportunity at APA's Annual Convention to examine ethics in all facets of our profession.

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FEATURES

The new kid in town

Lonnie Sherrod plans to expand international and multidisciplinary work as the new executive director of the Society for Research in Child Development.

A call to action:APA's 2007 Resolution Against Torture

An overview of APA's latest position on torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment.

Civil wars

Psychologists who work as parenting coordinators help moms and dads keep the peace.

Teaming up for better care

An interdisciplinary practice offers services from psychotherapy to family law, all in one place.

Polishing those golden years

Groups rally to expand geropsychology training opportunities.

Better access for all?

A U.N. treaty paves the way for real reform for those with mental and physical disabilities, experts say.

Better living through creative chemistry

APA's Catalyst program helps gifted high schoolers develop their talent by exploring originality in the arts and sciences.

Teaching the teachers

Summer institute gives high school psychology instructors a crash course in biopsychology.

National Capital building front

PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

Congress's chance to boost elder care

APA urges Congress to recognize the need for more integrated health care.

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EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Adding psychology's teachings to the mix

More disciplines are folding psychological science into their curricula. Here's how.

Outcomes that matter

Today's college students lack the practical skills they need for employment. Psychology can help.

Taking psychology's message to Congress

In meetings with congressional members and staffers, APA members underscored ways psychology can address some of the nation's most pressing problems.

Keeping psychology in medical education

Greater familiarity with the biological sciences will help psychologists stay relevant to teaching med students.

Corrections

CORRECTIONS