October 2002 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 33 No. 9
COVER: Hormones and Behavior
- Pheromones, in context
In a field plagued by murky results and marketing hype, a few things are finally becoming clear.
- A pheromone by any other name
Scientists now suggest there are four kinds of human pheromones — primers, releasers, modulators and "signalers" that provide information to the recipient without directly altering behavior.
- More male than male
New research is confirming the relationship between steroids and aggression, while raising questions about the long-term psychological consequences of teen-age steroid abuse.
- Canceled trial is yielding useful data
Behavioral scientists are busy mining data from the Women's Health Initiative's halted hormone-replacement therapy trial.
- Hormone therapy for men?
Symptoms of andropause include decreased libido, lack of energy, height loss, irritability, sadness and decreased strength.
- The postpartum cuddles: Inspired by hormones?
Understanding how hormones influence women's behavior, mood and bonding postpartum is proving complex.
- Is PMDD real?
Researchers, physicians and psychologists fall on various sides of the debate over premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
A new study suggests that sex differences in jealousy evaporate when women have other things to think about.
- Suit against managed care in Virginia offers mixed results
- Attitudes about aging affect longevity, study says
- Colin Martindale is new candidate for president-elect
- Bartoshuk withdraws from APA presidential race
- APA council adopts new Ethics Code
- Distance therapy may promote more client openness, study suggests
- Those who doubt themselves buy the most, study finds
- APA and Discovery Health partner to foster resilience
- Survey of top companies highlights mental health's role in worker productivity
- APA membership to consider three bylaw amendment votes
- Cognition still impaired a month after bypass, study shows
- School psychologists will meet to discuss the future of their profession
- Relationship violence is subject of online curriculum
- Psychologists promote healthy behavior at religious summit
His top goal: to make APA membership 'something that psychologists believe they simply cannot do without.'
As the cycle of Middle East violence rages on, a Palestinian psychologist talks about the bloodshed's devastating impact on the mental health of his community.
As the cycle of Middle East violence rages on, an Israeli psychologist talks about the bloodshed's devastating impact on the mental health of his community.
Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory is the foundation of television and radio shows that have changed the lives of millions.
Consumer psychologists and basic scientists are behind ever more effective advertising campaigns to promote both products and causes.
Animals are being conditioned to accomplish amazing feats--and the potential is even greater than what's been tapped.
Psychologists are driving efforts to get effective, research-based bullying-prevention and intervention programs into schools.
Given the potential for conflict in student supervision and evaluation, many departments articulate and publicize their expectations of students, as well as due process procedures undertaken when students underperform.
Will increasing the emphasis on community-service scholarship mean more work for faculty? It needn't, if the faculty reward structure shifts, some say.
A new report examines how doctoral programs can ensure quality online learning in psychology.
The Pinnacle Project mingles talented adolescents with experts in various fields.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
Spending bill includes APA-recommended report language.