October 2001 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 32 No. 9

October 2001 Monitor cover

COVER:
Sleep Research and Practice

TIME CAPSULE

Young girl and the letters ABC

FEATURES

Welfare reform and women, five years later

Some women are better off economically, but poverty and psychosocial problems still plague many who are on, and newly off, welfare.

Eating disorders on the rise

A Capitol Hill briefing calls attention to eating disorders.

White House seeks to boost children's early learning

APA leaders are among those invited to lend their expertise at a summit on early childhood cognitive development.

Learning to live past 9:02 a.m., April 19, 1995

As the nation continues to heal after the tragedies in New York and Washington, D.C., take a look at how one psychologist is still learning to cope with the changes in himself that began the day of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the hope he feels for the future.

A wounded psychologist goes back to work

After living through a nightmare, a psychologist warns colleagues not to take their safety for granted.

Technology gets its day in court

How might new technologies influence the judicial process? Behavioral scientists, legal experts and others say research is needed.

Experts weigh ethical issues in research with ethnic-minority youth

Recent conference is the first step in examining ethical issues for federally funded mental health research with ethnic-minority children.

Cultivating the world's Michelangelos

The Pinnacle Project brought together students, budding scholars and experts in seven fields to mentor talented teens.

Psychology's rising stars

Talented high school students with a penchant for behavioral science offer a glimpse of psychology's next generation.

Arizona's answer to the training-shortage blues

A new consortium will pool the resources of many to meet the growing demand for internship and residency opportunities.

State legislative round-up

2001 legislative sessions create new laws on mobility, licensing, parity and other issues.

Double your power

When psychologists join their state and national psychological associations, the field's voice is stronger.

Substance abuse in practice

A joint effort by APA and a federal agency is gathering information on substance abuse treatment by psychologists.

Young children benefit from experimental welfare programs

Though more data are needed, children of mothers newly off welfare appear to fare well under a few experimental programs that provide cash assistance to working moms.

Those who remain on welfare often have disabilities

At particular risk are people with 'invisible' disabilities.

Wealth secures health

Psychologists' research is probing why the more money you have, the better health you enjoy.

Psychology responds to poverty

The work of concerned APA groups results in new ideas about the origins of poverty and psychologists' responsibilities in fighting it.

We don't know our own strength

New research suggests that we underestimate our abilities to weather emotional storms--undermining our satisfaction in the process.

New insights into the mind's compass

Information about the shape of one's environment gets special treatment in the brain, indicates a new study in rats.

PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

Education legislation: a work in progress

APA's Public Policy Office continues its efforts to increase opportunities for psychologists and bring important psychological research to bear in the education debate.